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cardsharp

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a professional card player who cheats
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This easy six furlongs looks tailor-made for Cardsharp as he had enough speed to finish a good third in the Norfolk Stakes over the minimum trip at Royal Ascot.
To the spirit of his great-grandmother, a hard-drinking cardsharp in the next world to whom he comes for help, he says, "I have no excuses.
As is typical of Levy's work, she has placed these concerns within the frame of magic acts and illicit street action in the references to the cardsharp practices of three-card monte.
Sometimes this takes the form of inveigling a bed at a friend's house and refusing to leave ('Steelman'), sometimes it involves a scheme to con a Scottish couple out of a meal with a down-at-heel demeanour and fake accent ('Steelman's Pupil'), and sometimes it means out-bluffing a cardsharp ('A Gentleman Sharper and Steelman Sharper').
Lincoln is a reformed cardsharp, a onetime expert at the three-card monte scam.
Seventy-five years later, hagiographic historians are still covering for a cardsharp who dealt a hand that is still plundering the public and centralizing power.
Bill Maynard is a drifter and a professional cardsharp who plans on staying in town only long enough to get his teeth fixed, but he ends up conning his way into a professional social circle, a weekly card game, and a legitimate job for which he actually has an aptitude.
Meanwhile his friend has gotten into trouble with a cardsharp and his thugs--and the two find themselves facing new challenges that affect old friendships, too.
The cards were so distinctively crinkled and stained, a cardsharp could have easily identified them from the back.
James Garner, who has played everything from a handsome cardsharp to a frail grandfather, was praised for his talent in reacting as much as his acting in the presentation of the life achievement award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday.
To give some perspective, let us remember the gambling debt of 43,000 rubles that Nicholas Rostov ran up against the vengeful cardsharp Dolokhov in War and Peace.
Confronted while eloping with Lesbia, Gomez is revealed as a cardsharp and floater of"bubble companies, bogus lotteries"; as the murderer of his Octoroon common-law wife; and as the husband of a wealthy heiress.