Antedating of "Full House"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 8 18:28:36 UTC 2004

full house (Poker) (OED 1887)

1882 _Wash. Post_ 15 Jan. 3  The manner and freedom with which one
beautiful little creature reeled off column after column of the rules and
laws of poker, and the values of "pairs," "triplets," "flushes," "a full
house," "four of a kind," and, catching her breath, vouchsafed the
statement that "straights don't count," would have done credit to Gen.

Fred Shapiro

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