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The curse of Scotland definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Curse Curse, n. [AS. curs. See Curse, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction. Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. --Shak. 2. Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation. The priest shall write these curses in a book. --Num. v. 23. Curses, like chickens, come home to roost. --Old Proverb. 3. The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment. The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance. --Shak. All that I eat, or drink, or shall beget, Is propagated curse. --Milton. The curse of Scotland (Card Playing), the nine of diamonds. Not worth a curse. See under Cress. Syn: Malediction; imprecation; execration. See Malediction.




 


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