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Thimblerig   Listen

A swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under.  Synonym: shell game.

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"Thimblerig" Quotes from Famous Books

... what! And the pictures crowding on the walls—all water-colours save those four Barbizons looking like tile foreigners they were, and doubtful customers at that—pictures bright and illustrative, "Telling the Bees," "Hey for the Ferry!" and two in the style of Frith, all thimblerig and crinolines, given them by Swithin. Oh! many, many pictures at which Soames had gazed a thousand times in supercilious fascination; a marvellous collection of bright, smooth ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

Words linked to "Thimblerig" :   rig, shell game, cheat, swindle

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