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.
The abracadabra was worn nine days and then flung into a river, in order to see the fairies, one is directed to put nine grains of wheat on a four - leaved clover; nine knots are made in black wool as a charm for a sprained ankle; if a servant finds nine green peas in a peasecod, she lays it on the lintel of the kitchen door, and the first man that enters in is to be her cavalier; to see nine magpies is most unlucky; a cat has nine lives; and the nine of diamonds is known as the Curse of Scotland.
IT doesn't take a genius to fathom out that alcohol has been the curse of Scotland.
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