ace of spades

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ace of spades the ace in the spade suit; sometimes taken as a portent of death
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Usage

In literature:

And she was as black as the ace of spades, and shinin' all over with butter.
"Captain January" by Laura E. Richards
He was pure African, black as ace of spades.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Among these children was one who, although as black as the ace of spades in body and face, had light curly flaxen hair.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
Here fell the gallant Captain Cailloux, black as the ace of spades.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
It was the ace of spades!
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
Peter Jackson is a cat, as black as the ace of spades and as pugilistic a feline as ever walked a fence.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
Move the mat back twenty-five yards and put up an ace of spades; it's the plainest.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
Howling wind, driving rain, dark as the ace of spades, and Tom Connor not coming back for an hour!
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
And behold, fortune produces you a lemon black as the ace of spades.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
The pasty-faced American played the Ace of Spades without saying a word.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
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In poetry:

It wasn't the Jack of Diamonds
Nor the Joker she drew first;
It wasn't the King or the Queen of Hearts
But the Ace of Spades reversed.
"Victor" by W H Auden

In news:

Recently, the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame did some sort of event where they borrowed Lemmy's historical ' Ace of Spades ' jacket….sad part is…….the Hall of Fame lost it…….GOD is pissed.
If you think we drank another 200 bottles of Ace of Spades while up in the air, you're surely mistaken.
David Matthews is the author of "Ace of Spades," a memoir, and "Kicking Ass and Saving Souls.
Capital Chaos put out a video from a Carnifex show at the Ace Of Spades in Sacramento California on April 28th.
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In science:

Suppose the ace of spades is on the bottom of a deck of n cards.
Riffle shuffles of a deck with repeated cards
Consider a deck of n cards with the ace of spades starting at the bottom.
Riffle shuffles of a deck with repeated cards
Consider a deck of n cards with the ace of spades at the bottom.
Riffle shuffles of a deck with repeated cards
Similar, but more demanding, calculations show that if the ace of spades starts at position i, and max(i/n, (n − i)/n) ≥ A > 0 for some fixed positive A, then 1 2 log2 n shuffles suffice for convergence in any of the metrics.
Riffle shuffles of a deck with repeated cards
Suppose one notices that the ace of spades is on the bottom of a deck of n cards.
A rule of thumb for riffle shuffling
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