Antedating of "Straight Flush"

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Mar 25 13:59:29 UTC 2013

On 3/24/2013 9:43 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> ....
> straight flush (OED 1882)
> 1869 _Turf, Field, and Farm_ 31 Dec. 423 (American Periodical Series)  In p=
> laying draw poker does a rotine beat three of a kind or two pairs?  Is ther=
> e such a thing as a straight flush beating four of a kind? ... A straight f=
> lush beats four of a kind, as the game is now played.

Anybody know for sure what a "rotine" is?

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