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  • n. Used other than as an idiom: The playing card belonging to the spades suit and featuring one pip.

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  • n. the ace in the spade suit; sometimes taken as a portent of death


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  • But the ace of spades in that deck was the most likely possibility: Underwood’s little plot had been discovered and she was in deep, deep trouble.

    Etched in Bone


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