Seven-Toed Pete

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Mar 27 12:40:36 UTC 2013

Was Pete one of Hemingway's cats?


At 3/26/2013 08:58 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Means "seven-card stud." Not in OED. I heard it in the late '50s and
>brought it to the attention of the List in 2005.
>1919 _Evening Herald_ (Klamath Falls, Ore.) (Aug. 13) 4: Nifty with the
>cards, especially Seven-Toed Pete.
>1922 _Bellingham Herald_ (June 28) 9: Black-jack, faro, roulette,
>seven-toed Pete, draw, African golf and crackola.
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