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  • noun Plural form of card.
  • noun card game

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  • noun a game played with playing cards


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  • A (probably jilted) woman once said that a man is like a deck of playing cards. You need:

    A ♥ to love him;

    A ♦ to marry him;

    A ♣ to smash his stupid head in; and

    A ♠ to bury the bastard.

    November 2, 2007

  • Ooh. That doesn't sound very nice.

    November 2, 2007

  • Seen today here at

    'The NYT reports that Cave Creek, Ariz., selected its newest town council member with a deck of cards. Two men received the same number of votes for a seat on the council, so a game of chance was used to select the winner. This is all apparently allowed by the state's Constitution, and "a handful" of local elections in Arizona have been decided with the help of cards or dice. "It's a hell of a way to win—or lose—an election," said the 64-year-old retired science teacher who lost his seat on the council when he selected the six of hearts.'

    June 18, 2009

  • I love it!

    June 18, 2009

  • Democracy in action.

    June 18, 2009