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trente et quarante

[trahnt ey kuh-rahnt; French trahn tey ka-rahnt] /ˈtrɑnt eɪ kəˈrɑnt; French trɑ̃ teɪ kaˈrɑ̃t/
Origin of trente et quarante
1665-75; < French Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Benazet will not accept as a stake; if he would, there are plenty here, believe me, who would set it on the trente-et-quarante.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The ball spins more slowly at Roulette—the cards are dealt more gingerly at trente-et-quarante here than elsewhere.

  • He had won money at trente-et-quarante, and was feeling very pleased with his own judgment and powers of intellect generally.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • He had quitted Vienna in order to betake himself to the Saxon Casino, where roulette and trente-et-quarante are played.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
British Dictionary definitions for trente-et-quarante

trente et quarante

/French trɑ̃t e karɑ̃t/
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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