Definition of Long whist
1. Noun. A card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six.
Generic synonyms: Card Game, Cards
Specialized synonyms: Dummy Whist, Black Maria, Hearts
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Literary usage of Long whist
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"Long -whist may be said to have died the same time that Major ... who had been educated at long whist. In his judgment the old school was very accurate and ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"long whist may be said to have died about 1835. The new game necessarily caused a ... They were but little influenced by the traditions oí long whist, ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"A game at long whist is a single, if the opponents have scored five or more ... There is no treble at long whist. A rubber consists of the best two games ..."