hist-games: Nicknames for playing cards

Charles Knutson historic at protocom.com
Wed Mar 4 06:58:19 PST 1998

I'm looking for a list of nicknames for specific playing cards. 
Does anyone know a source listing such nicknames? 
   For example: the 9 of diamonds is the "Curse of Scotland" (The best 
explanation I've read for this is because it resembles the 9 lozenges 
in the Dalrymple family coat of arms. It was John Dalrymple who 
engineered the infamous Glencoe Massacre of 1692.)


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