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Thimblerig

noun
1.
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



... and a quaint gambler, whom Crockett picked up near the Mississippi and persuaded to abandon the petty shell game by which he was getting small sums from the people he met on the way. The real name of this man Crockett never told, but assigned to him the nickname "Thimblerig." ...
— Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 • Charles H. Sylvester



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



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