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five hundred,

card game, similar in principle to euchreeuchre
, card game, played usually by four persons (two sets of partners). The game originated among the Amish and was a popular card game in America in the late 19th cent. The pack has 32 cards, from 7 up to ace in each suit.
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, usually played by three persons with a pack of 32 cards and a joker. Each player receives 10 cards, and highest bidder for the widow (the three cards left over) names trump. The two other players play in temporary combination against the bidder, and 500 points wins the game. In the early 20th cent. five hundred was very popular in the United States.
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"Five hundred pounds is a good bit of money, though; isn't it, Moody?"
"And as soon as I have them, I shall keep two thousand for myself and the other five hundred I'll give to you two."
There were at least one hundred and fifty camels of the kind that, for twelve mutkals of gold, or about twenty-five dollars, go from Timbuctoo to Tafilet with a load of five hundred pounds upon their backs.
Altogether, they will have five hundred a-year amongst them, and what on earth can four women want for more than that?--They will live so cheap!
She was a large paddle-wheel steamer of two thousand five hundred tons; well equipped and very fast.
His one thought was how to be revenged on that wicked old hag, and for this purpose he had a purse made large enough to contain five hundred gold pieces, but filled it instead with bits of glass.
"That there shall be five hundred crowns for you, and five hundred crowns for me."
Next he asked me some questions about YOU; saying that he had heard of you as a man of good principle, and that since he was unwilling to remain your debtor, would a sum of five hundred roubles repay you for all you had done for me?
Pullet's departure, informing her that she needn't trouble her mind about her five hundred pounds, for it should be paid back to her in the course of the next month at farthest, together with the interest due thereon until the time of payment.
"Well, I could have done it as much as forty times easier, and piled on a thousand times more detail into the bargain, if it had been five hundred years away instead of two or three days."
"This is a bank-note," said I, "for five hundred pounds."
But when a man betted a marker in a game and said it was worth five hundred dollars, it was accepted as worth five hundred dollars.