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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Virgin′ia reel′(n.)

  1. an American country dance in which the partners start by facing each other in two lines.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of Virginia reel:

1810–20, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Virginia reel, reel(noun)

    an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines

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  1. Virginia Reel

    Virginia Reel is a solitaire card game which uses two decks of 52 playing cards mixed together. The object of the game is to place all the cards in the 24 foundations. First three cards, a 2, a 3, and a 4, are placed vertically. Then, beside each of the three cards is a row of seven cards. The first card in each row shows that it is the row for all other cards with the same rank. The first row is known as the "2s' row," the second row the "3s' row," and the third row the "4s' row." A fourth row of eight cards is dealt. This serves as the reserve with each card forming a pile. The foundations are built up by suit in intervals of three. The table below shows how. To play, a card can be moved to a foundation or to a rightful row from the other rows or from the reserve. But the player has to bear in mind that when a card is moved from anywhere in the tableau, the gap it leaves behind must be filled with a card appropriate for the row where the gap is located. For instance, when a card has left the 2s' row, the gap it left behind must be filled with a 2, either from the other rows or from the reserve. This is especially true at the beginning of the game, where some cards are on each other's rows like a 4 in the 3s' row and a 3 in the 4s' row. Exchanging cards to their rightful rows in this case is also possible.

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