curse of Scotland
Definition of curse of Scotland
: the nine of diamonds in playing cards
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Origin and Etymology of curse of scotland
so called from its similarity to the coat of arms of Sir John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair †1707 Scottish lawyer, as lord advocate partly responsible for the massacre of the MacDonald clan at Glencoe, Scotland, in 1692
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