A certain game at cards; -- so called because it requires
silence and close attention. It is played by four persons (those who
sit opposite each other being partners) with a complete pack of
fifty-two cards. Each player has thirteen cards, and when these are
played out, he hand is finished, and the cards are again shuffled and
To hush or silence.
To be or become silent or still; to be hushed or mute.
Not speaking; not making a noise; silent; mute; still;