curse of scotland

curse of scotland
\\-əvzˈkätlənd, -əvˈsk-\
Usage: capitalized S
Etymology: so called from its similarity to the coat of arms of Sir John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair died 1707 Scottish lawyer, as lord advocate partly responsible for the massacre of the MacDonald clan at Glencoe, Scotland, in 1692
: the nine of diamonds in playing cards

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curse of Scotland (cards)
The nine of diamonds (origin uncertain; a number of theories have been put forward)
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Main Entry:curse

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  • The curse of Scotland — Curse Curse, n. [AS. curs. See {Curse}, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction. [1913 Webster] Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Evil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Curse — Curse, n. [AS. curs. See {Curse}, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction. [1913 Webster] Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Evil pronounced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curse — (n.) late O.E. curs a prayer that evil or harm befall one, of uncertain origin, perhaps from O.Fr. curuz anger, or L. cursus course. Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. The verb is O.E.… …   Etymology dictionary

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