short whist

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Noun1.short whist - a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
dummy whist - a form of whist with three players; four hands are dealt with the hand opposite the dealer being face up
hearts, Black Maria - a form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades
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Pidger, who played short whist, and was supposed to have been enamoured of her.