playing cards
   In the days when they were still the Devil's pictures:
    Will you have a... touch of the broads with me? (Mayhew, 1851 — it was an invitation to play cards)

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  • Broads — the Broads an area of water leading to the sea in Norfolk, which is a popular place for sailing holidays …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Broads — Norfolk Broads ist eine Landschaft aus Flüssen, Seen, Sumpfgebieten, Schilf und Wäldern in der englischen Grafschaft Norfolk und Teil des Nationalparks The Broads . Sie hat eine Größe von etwa 160 Quadratkilometern. Diese so natürlich aussehende… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Broads — The Broads The Broads est un parc national du Norfolk et du Suffolk au Royaume Uni. Il s agit d un réseau de rivières et de lacs, navigables pour la plupart. Parcs nationaux du Royaume Uni Angleterre Peak District • …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Broads — geographical name low lying district E England in Norfolk (the Norfolk Broads) & Suffolk (the Suffolk Broads) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Broads — /brawdz/, n. The, (used with a pl. v.) a low lying region in E England, in Norfolk and Suffolk: bogs and marshy lakes. * * * …   Universalium

  • broads — Canadian Slang [bra ds] a woman Look at that broad across the street …   English dialects glossary

  • broads — n. (Slang) women; cards brɔːd adv. fully, totally, completely n. young woman, woman, girl (Slang) adj. wide; extensive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Broads — [[t]brɔdz[/t]] n. pl. geg The, a low lying region in E England, in Norfolk and Suffolk: bogs and marshy lakes …   From formal English to slang

  • BROADS — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Broads Authority — The Broads Authority is the agency which has statutory responsibility for The Broads in England.Originally, the (then) Nature Conservancy Council (now Natural England), pressed for a special authority to manage the Broads which had been neglected …   Wikipedia