ace of diamonds

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Ace of diamonds

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ace of diamonds (plural aces of diamonds)

  1. One of the 52 playing cards from a standard pack as used for bridge and poker, with a single pip, with a nominal value of 1, and with the diamonds suit.
    • 1823, Encyclopaedia Britannica, V7, The Dioptrical Paradox, p.245
      Its effect is, that a print, or an ornamented drawing, with any object, such as an ace of diamonds. etc. in the centre F, (fig 6.) will be seen as the ace of clubs when it is placed in the machine ABCD, and viewed through a single glass only contained in the tube E.

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Last modified on 11 January 2014, at 06:47