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sixty-six

[siks-tee-siks] /ˈsɪks tiˈsɪks/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 60 plus 6.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 66 or LXVI.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
4.
a card game that is played by two players with a 24-card pack made by removing all cards below the nines from a regular 52-card pack, the object being to score 66 points before one's opponent.
adjective
5.
amounting to 66 in number.
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sixty-six

two-player card game, ancestral to bezique and pinochle, that was first recorded in 1718 under the name Mariagen-Spiel (German: "the marriage game"). It is still popular in Germany, even more so in Austria under the name Schnapsen ("booze").

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