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A card game in which points are won for the high trump, low trump, jack of trumps, and either the ten of trumps or the most points.
- ‘He taught my second brother and me the game of high-low-jack; and, with delightful secrecy, as often as we could steal away, we played in the attic, keeping the cards hidden, between whiles, in an old hair trunk.’
- ‘We had up a lot of whisky, and went to playing high-low-jack for dimes, and as soon as the whisky begun to take hold of Bud we stopped drinking, but we didn't let him stop.’
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