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charades

a parlour game in which one team acts out each syllable of a word, the other team having to guess the word
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"It is one thing," said she, presentlyher cheeks in a glow"to have very good sense in a common way, like every body else, and if there is any thing to say, to sit down and write a letter, and say just what you must, in a short way; and another, to write verses and charades like this."
He called for a few moments, just to leave a piece of paper on the table containing, as he said, a charade, which a friend of his had addressed to a young lady, the object of his admiration, but which, from his manner, Emma was immediately convinced must be his own.
"You must make my apologies to your friend; but so good a charade must not be confined to one or two.
here is the charade you were so obliging as to leave with us; thank you for the sight of it.
Later in the morning, and just as the girls were going to separate in preparation for the regular four o'clock dinner, the hero of this inimitable charade walked in again.
`Woman, lovely woman.' It is such a pretty charade, my dear, that I can easily guess what fairy brought it.
What charade Colonel Dent and his party played, what word they chose, how they acquitted themselves, I no longer remember; but I still see the consultation which followed each scene: I see Mr.
He led off the first charade. A Turkish officer with an immense plume of feathers (the Janizaries were supposed to be still in existence, and the tarboosh had not as yet displaced the ancient and majestic head-dress of the true believers) was seen couched on a divan, and making believe to puff at a narghile, in which, however, for the sake of the ladies, only a fragrant pastille was allowed to smoke.
Rawdon Crawley, who is going to act in the charade, comes forward and compliments Mrs.
The three syllables of this charade were to be depicted in pantomime, and the performance took place in the following wise:
Where was the beautiful black-eyed Houri whose appearance in the first charade had caused such delight?
A portion of that splendid room, the picture gallery of Gaunt House, was arranged as the charade theatre.