cards

Definitions

  • Auger-Bit-File.  Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File.  Three-Square Single-Cut File.  Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File.  Double-Cut File.  Cabinet Wood-Rasp.  File-Card
    Auger-Bit-File. Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File. Three-Square Single-Cut File. Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File. Double-Cut File. Cabinet Wood-Rasp. File-Card
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cards a game played with playing cards
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Detail of the Card Table Detail of the Card Table
Card Table Ready for Use Card Table Ready for Use
CAUGHT BY FRANKLIN READING POSTAL CARDS CAUGHT BY FRANKLIN READING POSTAL CARDS
Account cards Account cards

Quotations

  • Flip Wilson
    Flip Wilson
    “Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.”
  • Farouk I
    Farouk I
    “In a few years there will be only five kings in the world -- the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.”
  • Josh Billings
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    “Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “Patience and shuffle the cards.”
  • Jim Lovell
    Jim Lovell
    “I never thought I didn't have a card to play.”

Idioms

Card up your sleeve - If you have a card up your sleeve, you have a surprise plan or idea that you are keeping back until the time is right.
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Drawing card - (USA) A famous person who attracts people to attend an event is a drawing card.
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House of cards - Something that is poorly thought out and can easily collapse or fail is a house of cards.
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In the cards - If something is in the cards, it is bound to occur, it is going to happen, or it is inevitable.
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Mark someone's card - If you mark someone's card, you correct them in a forceful and prompt manner when they say something wrong.
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On the cards - (UK) If something is in the cards, it is almost certain to happen.
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Put your cards on the table - If you put your cards on the table, you make your thoughts or ideas perfectly clear.
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Trump card - A trump card is a resource or strategy that is held back for use at a crucial time when it will beat rivals or opponents.
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Usage

In literature:

Once she gave six cards in succession correctly.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
The small, green space-fitness cards were arriving at Jarviston addresses in the morning.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Maria sent him a post-card for his onomastico, and the widow got hold of it.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Calderon has not deemed it incumbent upon him to demand a card from Cadwallader.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Yet these figures are cut from advertising cards, and no two from the same card.
"Little Folks' Handy Book" by Lina Beard
There were three men sitting about a table, playing cards.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
On top of the card place a dime or nickle; this should be exactly over the tip of the finger and in the middle of the card.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
We'll each give them our own place-card and box, too.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
At last Kenwardine threw down the cards.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
As the card to the church only, is rather an equivocal compliment, mailing cards in this case could be excused.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
It is like that of a fortress of cards built craftily on a table.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
He selected a card from his letter-case and handed it to me across the table.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
A rich woman sat up late one night carding and preparing wool while all the family and servants were asleep.
"The Irish Fairy Book" by Various
In six-card cribbage both hands and crib contain four cards, and 121 holes are scored.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
He died at the card-table, so to speak.
"Gertrude's Marriage" by W. Heimburg
I filed her card under 'Y' for Young Adult.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
He knew Vance never made the first move, always waited for the other side to show its cards.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
As he inserted his magnetic card into the elevator security box, he felt his hand shaking slightly.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
I let that puzzler pass and handed over a card of my own, which he held politely throughout our opening ritual, then pocketed.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
So the card-players concluded to deal the cards and go on with the game.
"Monsieur Cherami" by Charles Paul de Kock
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In poetry:

Unseen, who women held so dear,
The strong man's yearning to his kind
Shall shake at most the window-blind,
Or dull awhile the card-room's cheer.
"Possibilities" by Rudyard Kipling
Dark aisles, new packs of cards,
Mermaidens' tails, cool swards,
Dawn dews and starlit seas,
White marbles, whiter words -
To live, I think of these!
"Ballade Made In The Hot Weather" by William Ernest Henley
His father and mother were dead him froe,
And so was the head of all his kinne;
He did neither cease nor blinne
To the cards and dice that he did run.
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang
Till one arose, and from his pack`s scant treasure
A hoarded volume drew,
And cards were dropped from hands of listless leisure
To hear the tale anew.
"Dickens In Camp" by Francis Bret Harte
At her low quaint wheel she sits to spin,
Deftly drawing the long, light rolls
Of carded wool through her finders thin,
By the fireside at the Isles of Shoals.
"Karen" by Celia Laighton Thaxter
In David's sweet page, or the Gospels, engage,
Instead of your cards and your dice:
More proper by far, those holy books are,
Than them spotted panders to vice.
"Another Invitation, Or Exhortation To Worship Christ Jesus" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Police said the gift cards in his wallet were linked to other people's credit card accounts.
As part of the Credit Card Act of 2009, no gift card purchased after August 2010 can expire in less than five years.
All card designs can be customized with your company greeting and logo with a minimum order of 500 cards .
Chicago school officials are considering a plan to smart- card technology on students' reduced-fare transit cards to crack down on truancy.
Twitter Cards have been in the news since last week, when Instagram pulled its Twitter Cards integration.
The "valid thru" date for a gift card is the date through which your physical plastic gift card or eGift card number may be used.
Keep the card number and the four-digit card security code in a safe place in case your card gets lost or stolen.
"To get the most value, you want to go with a store-branded gift card as opposed to a general-purpose gift card that has the Visa, MasterCard or American Express logo on them," said Janna Herron, a credit card analyst at Bankrate.
However, for credit- card issuers, the offer for business credit is usually a take-it-or-leave-it proposition--and you must accept the personal guarantee if you want the card .
There's a website with gift card shopping called "Community Change" and its "Charity Cards ".
Now, we're just letting - now it's clear that you're just sending them a card because they sent you a card .
The Hallmark card people estimate that each year we buy and make billions of Christmas cards -- finding just the right saying with the nicest picture and the proper envelope.
This new card has touch sensitive buttons and an LCD screen so your information will display on the card itself after you enter a password.
Prizes are a $100 gift card for first place, $50 gift card for second and $25 gift card for third.
A number of analysts have documented that when EMV takes hold in a given area, it is very effective in reducing most forms of card fraud-counterfeit, lost/stolen, card ID theft.
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In science:

And, as in Section 3.3.2, it is linear according to the maximum of Card(Xi ) and to the maximum of Card(Qi ), in time as well as in space requirements.
Uniform Random Sampling of Traces in Very Large Models
Hence, if the left pack contains a cards and the right pack b cards, the next card drops from the left pack with probability a/(a + b).
The cutoff phenomenon for randomized riffle shuffles
It is reasonable to guess that shuffling cards with an (m + 1)-shuffle is more efficient than shuffling cards with an m-shuffle .
The cutoff phenomenon for randomized riffle shuffles
This is the probability that a deck of n cards is in arrangement π after an inverse face-up facedown shuffle : Remove a subset of cards from the deck, letting all subsets have the same chance of being selected, and place the packet face down on top of the remaining cards.
Random walks on quasisymmetric functions
Clusters and Cluster Properties Rd (cid:12)(cid:12) card(X ) < +∞o Similar to the above mentioned models for an ideal gas, randomness enters the approach be the space of clusters in Rd (here card(X ) denotes the cardinality of a set X ).
Random Cluster Tessellations
We introduce the two following indices which will be used regularly i0 = card N (−n, 0) and i1 = card N (−n, nν ).
On slowdown and speedup of transient random walks in random environment
Consider the following shuffling method of a deck of n cards: pick a card uniformly at random from the deck and transpose it with the top card.
Refined estimates for some basic random walks on the symmetric and alternating groups
The measure q models the shuffle of a deck of n cards where one picks two cards independently and uniformly at random and transposes them.
Refined estimates for some basic random walks on the symmetric and alternating groups
In the random insertion shuffle for a deck of n cards, one picks out a random card and inserts it back into the deck at a random position.
Refined estimates for some basic random walks on the symmetric and alternating groups
After the last community card has been dealt, the common cards form a king high straight with no possible flush.
Quantized Poker
Consider a casino that wants to outsource the task of card shuffling to a special factory that pro duced shrink-wrapped well shuffled decks of cards.
Algorithmic Information Theory and Foundations of Probability
For in-degree, let X ⊂ R2 , Y ⊂ [0, 2π) with card(X ) = card(Y ), and the elements (x, y) ∈ (X , Y ) be ordered pairs.
On the Degree Sequence of Random Geometric Digraphs
Hence for any n ∈ N such that E (card Γn−1 ) ≤ 3N ′ , one trivially has that E (card Γn ) ≤ 3N ′ .
A strictly stationary, "causal," 5-tuplewise independent counterexample to the central limit theorem
The Detector Interface card (DIF), currently the size of a credit card, will be placed at the end of each detector slab, in the gap between the ECAL and HCAL.
Next Generation CALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter
The signals from several DIFs are collected by the Local Data Aggregation card (LDA), which passed the data out of the detector via an optical link. A Clock and Control Card (CCC) distributes clock signals to the LDAs.
Next Generation CALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter
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