Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A to Z Challenge: yarborough

Here's a word that has several meanings. In Bridge, a yarborough is a hand with no cards higher than a nine:

A yarborough
Wikipedia says it's named after Charles Anderson Worsley, the second Earl of Yarborough and a member of Parliament back in the 1800s. The odds against being dealt a yarborough are said to be around 1828 to 1.

Yarborough also applies to a type of knife used by Green Berets.

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