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trente et quarante

[trahnt ey kuh-rahnt; French trahn tey ka-rahnt] /ˈtrɑnt eɪ kəˈrɑnt; French trɑ̃ teɪ kaˈrɑ̃t/
noun
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < French
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trente et quarante

/French trɑ̃t e karɑ̃t/
noun
1.
another name for rouge et noir
Word Origin
C17: French, literally: thirty and forty; referring to the rule that forty is the maximum number that may be dealt and the winning colour is the one closest to thirty-one
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