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for Elder hand
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Elder \Eld"er\, a. [AS. yldra, compar. of eald old. See Old.]
1. Older; more aged, or existing longer.
Let the elder men among us emulate their own earlier
2. Born before another; prior in years; senior; earlier;
older; as, his elder brother died in infancy; -- opposed
to younger, and now commonly applied to a son, daughter,
child, brother, etc.
The elder shall serve the younger. --Gen. xxv.
But ask of elder days, earth's vernal hour. --Keble.
Elder hand (Card Playing), the hand playing, or having the
right to play, first. --Hoyle.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the card player on the dealer's left [syn: eldest hand,
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