cribbage

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cribbage (uncountable)

  1. (card games) A point-counting card game for two players, with variants for three or four players; the cribbage board used for scoring to 61 or 121 points in numerous small increments is characteristic.
    • 1918, Katherine Mansfield, Prelude, Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, page 114
      How much more real this dream was than that they should go back to the house where the sleeping children lay and where Stanley and Beryl played cribbage.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 31
      "No one remembers cribbage now,"

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