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WHIST.
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diately following one another in the same suit. Quint-major is a sequence of ace, king, queen, knave, and ten.
Renounce, without a card of any particular suit.
Reverse, means only playing in a different manner: that is, if you are strong in trumps, you play one way; if weak in trumps, you play the reverse, viz. another.
Ruff and Over-ruff, to trump a suit led, second or third hand.
See-saw, is when each partner trumps a suit, and plays those suits to one another for that purpose.
Score, is the number of points set up, ten of which make a game.
Slam, is when either party wins every trick.
Tenace, is having the first and third best cards, and being last player, and consequently catching the adversary when that suit is played: as, for instance, in case you have ace and queen of any suit, and your adversary leads, you must win those two tricks ; and so of any other tenace in inferior cards.
Terce or Tierce, is a sequence of any three cards immediately following one another in the same suit. Terce-major is a sequence of ace, king, and queen.
AN ARTIFICIAL MEMORY FOR PLAYERS.
1.  Place, of every suit in your hand, the worst to the left, and the best (in order) to the right; and the trumps (in order) always to the left of all the other suits.
2.  If in play you have the best card remaining
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