Alpue, Alpieu

(Alpu), in the game of Basset, doubling the stake on a winning card.

What pity 'tis those conquering eyes
Which all the world subdue,
Should, while the lover gazing dies,
Be only on alpue.

Etherege: Basset.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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