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ten-spot

[ten-spot] /ˈtɛnˌspɒt/
noun
1.
a playing card the face of which bears ten pips.
2.
Slang. a ten-dollar bill.
Origin of ten-spot
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • To get the spots, put a ten-spot card in cold water and let it soak until you can peel away the face of it.

    Water Wizardry Arthur Ainslie
  • We calls her ten-spot Mollie because she's got five freckles on each cheek.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Major promised me a ten-spot for the fancy iron work I did for them 'lectric posts in th' yard.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • "I notice you've got a lot of guides in the halls," he said as the bellman eyed the ten-spot.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • And when youre settling anyway there will be a ten-spot coming to me.

    The Bail Jumper Robert J. C. Stead
  • A king of diamonds showed first, then a ten-spot and a six-spot of the same suit.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • The ten-spot of hearts seemed to have startled her for some reason.

    Hearts and Masks Harold MacGrath
  • Claw, whose exposed cards were a ten-spot and a jack, hesitated for a moment and tossed in a blue chip.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • Poker dice are marked with ace, king, queen, jack and ten-spot.

  • "I might as well take a chance," says Mrs. Garrett, and she throwed on Messenger's ten-spot.

    Gullible's Travels, Etc. Ring W. Lardner
Slang definitions & phrases for ten-spot

tennies

n,n phr

Tennis shoes, running shoes, or other such rubber-soled footwear: grateful that my tennies were rubber-soled and silent/ a plain black T-shirt and beige tennies (1969+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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