spike cards

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Emil100, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Emil100 Senior Member

    Denmark, Danish
    This is from a story about three men who represent three kinds of graft: Bill is a burglar, Jeff is a cheat whereas Alfred sells junk shares.
    Eventually, Bill robbed a bank and opened a poker room. Jeff spiked cards and cleaned out Bill, leaving him a black cat and wanderlust'. But Jeff's joy was short-lived...
  2. paul_vicmar

    paul_vicmar Senior Member

    Asturias, Spain
    English, UK
    Given that Jeff is referred to as a cheat, I would suggest that spiked has something to do with marking cards(cheating), which Jeff could use to his advantage and win all the money. See definitions below for spike.
  3. Emil100 Senior Member

    Denmark, Danish
    Thanks. This answer could indeed be useful.

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