The curse of Scotland

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(Card Playing) the nine of diamonds.

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John Lofthouse Tadcaster, N Yorks ATHE curse of Scotland is said to have come from the legend that nine diamonds were once stolen from the Crown of Scotland and a tax was levied on the Scottish people to pay for them.
To all this is the Curse of Scotland and so his team mates claimed he should have known, particularly against England, that no good could come from it.
IT doesn't take a genius to fathom out that alcohol has been the curse of Scotland.
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