codille

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French

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codille (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, card games) The winning of the majority of tricks in the game of ombre.
    • Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock (London: Chiswick Press. 1925. p. 33-34)
      The Knave of Diamonds tries his wily Arts,
      and wins (oh shameful Chance!) the Queen of Hearts
      At this, the Blood the Virgin's Cheek forsook,
      A livid Paleness spreads o'er all her Look;
      She sees, and trembles at th' approaching Ill,
      Just in the Jaws of Ruin, and Codille.

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