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coups, on that upon which the punter has staked, and which he afterwards may display at pleasure.
Oppose; The Opposite Game. Is reversing the game, and having the cards on the right for the punter, and those on the left for the dealer.
Paix ; Peace. Equivalent to double or quits ; is when the punter having won does not choose to paroli and risk his stake, but bends or makes a bridge of his card, signifying that he ventures his gains only. A double paix is, when the punter having won twice, bends two cards one over the other. Treble paix, thrice, &c. A paix may fol­low a sept, quinze, or trente, &c.
Paix-Paroli. Is when a punter having gained a paroli, wishes then to play double or quits, and save his original stake, which he signifies by doubling a card after making his first paroli; double-paix-paroli succeeds to winning a paix-paroli: treble-paix-paroli follows double, &c.
Paroli or Parolet ; Double. Sometimes called Cocking, is when a punter, being fortunate, chooses to venture both his stake and gains, which he intimates by bending a corner of his card up­wards.
Pli ; Bending. Is used when a punter, having lost half his stake by a doublet, bends a card in the middle, and setting it up with the points and foot towards the dealer, signifies thereby a desire either of recovering the moiety, or of losing all.
Pont. A Bridge. The same as Paix.
Ponte or Punt ; A point. The punter or player.
Quintze & Le Va ; Fifteen and it goes. Is when the punter having won a sept, &c, bends the third corner of the card, and ventures fifteen times his stake.
Sept & le Va ; Seven, &c. Succeeds the gain-
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