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.
    http://www.wordreference.com/definition/spike
     
  3. Emil100 Senior Member

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

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