"Seven-Toed Pete"

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Mon Jan 3 00:53:02 UTC 2005

>At 2:11 PM -0800 1/1/05, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>>"Seven-Toed Pete" is an American and Canadian  synonym for
>>seven-card stud poker.  Can anyone dig up any early cites or lore
>>concerning this name?
>Funny, I've never heard that, but there's a poker variant involving
>three cards that's known as three-toed Pete.  The rules are, in fact,
>roughly stud-like.  I've never heard of any other versions of n-toed
>Pete (or n-toed anyone else, for that matter) where n=/=3.
A friend sent me a dried plant specimen, from Oregon, of something locally
called "Three-toed Pete".  It looked very much like a clover we have here
called Birdfoot trefoil (/Lotus corniculatus/).
A. Murie

A&M Murie
N. Bangor NY
sagehen at westelcom.com

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