trente et quarante


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trente et quarante

(French trɑ̃t e karɑ̃t)
n
(Card Games) another name for rouge et noir
[C17: French, literally: thirty and forty; referring to the rule that forty is the maximum number that may be dealt and the winning colour is the one closest to thirty-one]
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References in classic literature ?
In a word, he must look upon the gaming-table, upon roulette, and upon trente et quarante, as mere relaxations which have been arranged solely for his amusement.
Cet autodidacte, issu des plaines de Abda, arrive a Casablanca dans le sillage des grandes immigrations des annees trente et quarante...va decouvrir le cinema grace a ses contacts avec les milieux europeens.
ANSWERS: 1 Trente et quarante; 2 Lindisfarne; 3 The donkey; 4 Beetles; 5 Short-sightedness; 6 Catalan; 7 Canaletto; 8 From 'Canterbury trot' or 'pace', the speed of travelling pilgrims; 9 Sean O'Casey; 10 Staines.