Still Earlier Citation for "Card Shark"

Michael Quinion TheEditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Sun Feb 23 14:48:23 UTC 2003

> On Sun, 23 Feb 2003, Fred Shapiro wrote:
> 1903 _National Police Gazette_ 20 June 6  In his eager, alert
> mind there still dwells every secret known to the card shark.
> 1899 _Brooklyn Daily Eagle_ 29 Jan. 17  An authority on this game
> [society calls], who modestly denies that she is "something of a
> 'card shark' herself."

This is all excellent stuff. Thanks!

Michael Quinion
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