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trick

Cards
a. a batch of cards containing one from each player, usually played in turn and won by the player or side that plays the card with the highest value
b. a card that can potentially win a trick
References in classic literature ?
It's a little tiresome to walk backward, but that is the only way to pass this part of the road, which has a trick of sliding back and carrying with it anyone who is walking upon it.
It's the meanest trick I ever heard of," muttered the porcupine gloomily.
All of Daylight's horse knowledge and horse sense was called into play, while Bob, in turn, worked every trick in his lexicon.
Among other things, Bob developed a trick of making believe to whirl and not whirling.
And to the end of the day, Bob continued to be up to one trick or another; after passing a dozen automobiles on the way into Oakland, suddenly electing to go mad with fright at a most ordinary little runabout.
Every trick and device he employed, butting in the clinches with the seeming of accident, pinioning Rivera's glove between arm and body, heeling his glove on Rivera's mouth to clog his breathing.
If, however, the Emperor of Russia ratifies that convention, I will ratify it; but it is only a trick.
It was necessary to deceive that ugly Sorcerer and the Prince, as well as their stupid people; but I don't mind telling you, who are my friends, that the thing was only a trick.
But the pulling of them apart and pushing them together again was only a sleight-of-hand trick.
He bore himself a bit stiffly at first, oppressed by a sense of his own awkwardness, especially of his shoulders, which were up to their old trick of threatening destruction to furniture and ornaments.
If it is true that in the moment of agony and nearness to death she is genuinely penitent, and I, taking it for a trick, refuse to go?
If her illness was a trick, he would say nothing and go away again.