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A professional cheater at games.
(quote-book)|year=1850|page=191|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=TLtxjaNOL-wC&pg=PA191|oclc=13345179|passage=While thus running on, the knavish card-sharp was slowly, and with apparent fairness, cutting the pack, which was prepared by having every card but the honours of each suit cut at the ''ends'', in so slight a degree, however, as not to shorten them enough to be detectible by an ordinary eye, though sufficiently to be felt by a fine and practised finger, which could thus ensure a court-card, while the ''red'' cards of the pack (or ''deck'' of cards, as they were then commonly called) were deprived of their proper size by a similar process of shaving off the ''sides'', so as to make the turn-up either red or black at will of the player.
(quote-book)|location=New York, N.Y.|publisher=New Church Publishing Association,(nb...)|year=1858|page=l|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=4KdcAAAAcAAJ&pg=PR50|oclc=560697389|passage='Why (w),' said (w), 'nor Angels nor sinners / Can live without eating; let's go to our dinners; / Men who play at old sledge cannot both be the winners; / The card-sharps, you know, lose the dimes to beginners; (..)'
(quote-journal)|date=18 November 1865|year_published=1866|volume=I|issue=12|section=chapter XVIII (The New Hut)|page=178|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=a4pGAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA178|column=1|oclc=173347690|passage=Whenever we used to want to take a rise out o' Bill after, we only had to ax him if he'd seen any more card sharps, and he'd get as mad as a hatter.
(quote-journal)|journal=Transactions of the California State Agricultural Society during the Year 1874|location=Sacramento, Calif.|publisher=G. H. Springer, state printer|year=1875|page=465|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=9cNBAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA465|oclc=1004239435|passage=In hilly country sheep will sometimes get lost in small bands. ... Should they prove unmanageable, refusing to travel, or running off from you, the adroit shepherd will practice against them a "string game" quite as effective as that the card sharp plays on the over-confident rustic. Catch the leader, or the whole party of rebels, and tie around one of the hind legs just above the hock joint, a piece of stout string— ...
(quote-journal)|magazine=the Year Round|All the Year Round. A Weekly Journal. ... With which is Incorporated Household Words|location=London|publisher=Published at No. 26, Wellington Street; and by Messrs. (w),(nb...)|date=9 December 1876|year_published=1877|volume=XVII|issue=419 (New Series)|page=307|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=XPvVAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA307|column=2|oclc=781591950|passage=The cleverest card-sharp we ever saw—outside of good society—was a Greek by country as well as by profession; but all the money he picked up in the by-ways of the sporting world went at the hazard-table, and the poor rogue often wanted a dinner.
(quote-book)|year=1989|page=34|isbn=978-0-8217-2551-1|passage=When the businessmen quit, there had been two other men eager to take their chairs. The ranchers were somewhat leery about allowing strangers to join their game. They had been suckered in by a slick cardsharp once and had learned a lesson that still galled them whenever they were reminded of it.
(quote-book)|year=1990|page=82|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=Bg1mvRgI_JEC&pg=PA82|isbn=978-0-8069-8233-5|passage=The cardsharp asked, ‘Now who wants to make a bet?’ The wise guy said, ‘''I’ll'' make a bet. You stacked the cards. I’ll bet you twenty bucks you hold three aces.’ The cardsharp said, ‘You’re on, buddy. And you’re dead wrong.’