High low jack and the game
High High, n. 1. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven. [1913 Webster]

2. People of rank or high station; as, high and low. [1913 Webster]

3. (Card Playing) The highest card dealt or drawn. [1913 Webster]

{High, low, jack, and the game}, a game at cards; -- also called {all fours}, {old sledge}, and {seven up}.

{In high and low}, utterly; completely; in every respect. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{On high}, aloft; above. [1913 Webster]

The dayspring from on high hath visited us. --Luke i. 78.

{The Most High}, the Supreme Being; God. [1913 Webster]


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