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pique

Piquet
a score of 30 points made by a player from a combination of cards held before play begins and from play while his opponent's score is nil

piqué

[pē′kā]
(textiles)
A cotton, polyester and cotton, rayon, or silk fabric with ribs running lengthwise, sometimes forming a waffle weave.
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And mine,” added the maiden, with an air that strangely blended pique with satisfaction.
There was no alternative, however, and it was hoped his pique against his old employers would render him faithful to his new ones.
I do not, of course, advocate anything in the shape of unwomanly behaviour, of which I am sure, my dear young lady, you are incapable; but I think that you should certainly try to pique your fiance, to test him.
I'm afraid you didn't read your paper very carefully," said Raffles, with the first trace of pique in his tone.
I was only thinking of you," he rejoined, with a touch of pique that convinced me of his sincerity.
Had it been that she had surrendered to her father's wishes because of pique that the handsome Heliumite had not taken advantage of his visits to her father's court to push the suit for her hand that she had been quite sure he had contemplated since that distant day the two had sat together upon the carved seat within the gorgeous Garden of the Jeddaks that graced the inner courtyard of the palace of Salensus Oll at Kadabra?
Minchin shared fully in the new pique against Bulstrode, excited by his apparent determination to patronize Lydgate.
Then or now," she replied, and with a little laugh; "how it would pique his vanity to know, if he might, that a poor panthan had won a higher place in the regard of Tara of Helium," and she laid her fingers gently upon his knee.
So possibly it was pique which prompted him to interfere, and demand that he be permitted to dress Tarzan's wounds.
He it was, in the first year of Dawson, who had cracked an ocean of champagne at fifty dollars a quart; who, with the bottom of his gold-sack in sight, had cornered the egg-market, at twenty-four dollars per dozen, to the tune of one hundred and ten dozen, in order to pique the lady-love who had jilted him; and he it was, paying like a prince for speed, who had chartered special trains and broken all records between San Francisco and New York.
Wilmot and Boarham have severally taken occasion by his neglect of me to renew their advances; and if I were like Annabella and some others I should take advantage of their perseverance to endeavour to pique him into a revival of affection; but, justice and honesty apart, I could not bear to do it.
That great defying eye, that scornful beauty of his mien and action, do not pique yourself on reducing, but rather fortify and enhance.