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Matadore (3 syl.)

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In the game of Ombre, Spadille (the ace of spades), Manille (the seven of trumps), and Basto (the ace of clubs), are called “Matadores.”

“Now move to war her sable Matadore …

Spadillo first, unconquerable lord,

Led off two captive trumps, and swept the board.

As many more Manillo forced to yield.

And marched a victor from the verdant field.

Him Basto followed …”


Pope: Rape of the Lock, canto iii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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