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mistigris

/ˈmɪstɪɡriː/
noun
1.
the joker or a blank card used as a wild card in a variety of draw poker
2.
the variety of draw poker using this card
Word Origin
C19: from French mistigris jack of clubs, game in which this card was wild
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  • "That's what speech is for," remarked mistigris, by way of conclusion.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • "But I suppose there are a good many Egyptians," said mistigris.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • "'Ex Oriente flux,'" remarked mistigris's master, interrupting the speaker.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • "A great painter is never married when he travels," said mistigris.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • "Betting whatever you like means, in France, betting nothing at all," said mistigris's master.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • "But you must own, all the same, that you were glad enough I knew how to box," said mistigris.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • "They weren't made of butter like those of the David school," put in mistigris.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • "Riot has but one language," said the astute statesman mistigris.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • "Behave yourself, mistigris," said his master, giving him the nickname which the studio had no doubt bestowed upon him.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac
  • "And you left me without a sou in the locanda at Venice," said mistigris.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac

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