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quatorze

[kuh-tawrz; French ka-tawrz] /kəˈtɔrz; French kaˈtɔrz/
noun, plural quatorzes
[kuh-tawr-ziz; French ka-tawrz] /kəˈtɔr zɪz; French kaˈtɔrz/ (Show IPA).
Piquet.
1.
a set of four cards of the same denomination, aces, kings, queens, jacks, or tens, scoring 14 points.
Origin of quatorze
1695-1705
1695-1705; < French: fourteen < Latin quattuordecim, equivalent to quattuor four + -decim, combining form of decem ten
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  • "But I had a quatorze, and took the fishes," replied Des Meloises.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Never have I loved Paris more than on the quatorze of testing.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Had they not blazed the way for those who would march on the quatorze of victory?

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • The dear old custom of the night of the quatorze was revived.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • I can put it on as an actor on the stage wears a chapeau of the quatorze time.

  • The quatorze of peace days was fun to the spectators but a corve for the soldiers who marched.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • The quatorze has always meant to us an early start for the Bois du Bologne to see the review.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Longchamp on the quatorze was the assurance that the job of protecting France was being well looked after.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • The quatorze of victory was the realization of the dream that sustained the soldiers throughout the war.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • We never thanked our lucky stars for the view of Paris from our balcony more than on the evening of the quatorze of victory.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
Word Origin and History for quatorze

Quatorze

in French terms, "fourteen," from French quatorze, from Latin quatuordecim (source also of Italian quattordici), from quatuor "four" (see four) + -decim (see -teen).

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