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Playing card

A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games. [1]

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Ace

An ace is a playing card.

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Ace of spades

The ace of spades (also known as the spadille) is traditionally the highest card in the deck of playing cards, at least in English-speaking countries.

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Agen

The commune of Agen is the capital of the Lot-et-Garonne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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Al-Andalus

al-Andalus (الأندلس, trans.; al-Ándalus; al-Ândalus; al-Andalus; al-Àndalus; Berber: Andalus or Wandalus), also known as Muslim Spain or Islamic Iberia, was a medieval Muslim cultural domain and territory occupying at its peak most of what are today Spain and Portugal.

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All Fours

All Fours, also known as High-Low-Jack or Seven Up, is an English tavern trick-taking card game that was popular as a gambling game until the end of the 19th century.

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Ambraser Hofjagdspiel

The Ambraser Hofjagdspiel (Court Hunting Pack of Ambras), also called the "Ambras falconer cards", is a pack of cards painted around 1440–1445 and attributed to the engraver Konrad Witz from Basle, Switzerland.

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American Anthropologist

American Anthropologist is the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

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American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the armed conflict between Great Britain and thirteen of its former North American colonies, which had declared themselves the independent United States of America.

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Anglo-Norman language

Anglo-Norman, also known as Anglo-Norman French, is a variety of the langues d'oïl that was used in England and, to a lesser extent, elsewhere in the British Isles during the Anglo-Norman period.

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Aniconism in Islam

Aniconism in Islam is a proscription in Islam against the creation of images of sentient beings.

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Archaeology awareness playing cards

The archaeology awareness playing cards are a set of playing cards developed by the United States Department of Defense designed to educate members of the United States military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan about the importance of respecting ancient monuments, to try to preserve the Iraqi and Afghan national cultural heritage.

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As (Roman coin)

The as (plural asses), also assarius (rendered into Greek as ἀσσάριον, assarion) was a bronze, and later copper, coin used during the Roman Republic and Roman Empire.

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As-Nas

As-Nas (آس ناس) is a card game or type of playing cards that were used in Persia.

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Augsburg

Augsburg is a city in the south-west of Bavaria, Germany.

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Ayyubid dynasty

The Ayyubid dynasty (الأيوبيون; دووگەلی ئەییووبی; Eyyûbîler) was a Muslim dynasty of Kurdish origin, founded by Saladin and centered in Egypt.

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Beer card

In trick-taking card games like bridge, the beer card is the seven of diamonds (7) playing card when it is agreed that, if a player wins the last trick of a hand with the 7, his partner must buy him a beer.

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Belote

Belote is a 32-card trick-taking game played in France, and is one of the most popular card games in that country.

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Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum, established and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis, is housed in the Benakis family mansion in downtown Athens, Greece.

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Bezique

Bezique or Bésigue is a 19th-century French melding and trick-taking card game for two players.

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Blackjack

Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is the most widely played casino banking game in the world.

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Braille

Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are blind and low vision.

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Calender

A calender is a series of hard pressure rollers used to form or smooth a sheet of material such as paper or plastic film.

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Card flourish

Card flourishes are visual cuts, displays and movements performed with playing cards, designed to manipulate playing cards in a visually pleasing way and to show the manual dexterity of the 'cardist' or the 'flourisher'.This art is also called "Cardistry".

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Card game

A card game is any game using playing cards as the primary device with which the game is played, be they traditional or game-specific.

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Card manipulation

Card manipulation is the branch of magical illusion that deals with creating effects using sleight of hand techniques involving playing cards.

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Card money

Card money is a type of fiat money printed on plain cardboard or playing cards, which was used at times as currency in several colonies and countries (including Dutch Guiana, New France, and France) from the 17th century to the early 19th century.

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Card stock

Card stock, also called cover stock or pasteboard, is a paper stock that is thicker and more durable than normal writing or printing paper, but thinner and more flexible than other forms of paperboard.

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Card throwing

Card throwing is the art of throwing standard playing cards with great accuracy and/or force.

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Cartomancy

Cartomancy is fortune-telling or divination using a deck of cards.

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Cary Collection of Playing Cards

The Cary Collection of Playing Cards, held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University in the USA, is one of the most significant assemblages of materials relating to playing cards and related ephemera in North America.

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Cash (Chinese coin)

Cash was a type of coin of China and East Asia from the 2nd century BC until the AD 20th century.

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Casino

In modern English, a casino is a facility which houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities.

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Catalonia

Catalonia (Catalunya; Catalonha; Cataluña) is an autonomous community of Spain and designated a "historical nationality" by its Statute of Autonomy.

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Cellophane

Cellophane is a thin, transparent sheet made of regenerated cellulose.

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Charles VI of France

Charles VI (3 December 1368 – 21 October 1422), called the Beloved (le Bien-Aimé) and the Mad (le Fol or le Fou), was King of France from 1380 to his death.

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Chess piece

A chess piece, or chessman, is any of the 32 movable objects deployed on a chessboard used to play the game of chess.

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Chinese dominoes

Chinese dominoes are used in several tile-based games, namely, Tien Gow, Pai Gow, Tiu U and Kap Tai Shap.

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Colin Groves

Colin Peter Groves is Professor of Biological Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

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Collectible card game

A collectible card game (CCG), also called a trading card game (TCG) or customizable card game, is a kind of card game that first emerged in 1993 and consists of specially designed sets of playing cards.

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David Parlett

David Parlett (born 1939) is a games scholar from South London, who has studied both card games and board games.

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David Vernon (writer)

David Vernon (born 1965 in Canberra, Australia) is an Australian writer and publisher.

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Dedicated deck card game

Dedicated deck card games are card games with decks that are specific to that game, rather than using standard playing cards.

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Denomination (currency)

Denomination is a proper description of a currency amount, usually for coins or banknotes.

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Dice

Dice (singular die or dice; from Old French dé; from Latin datum "something which is given or played"; plural dice or occasionally dices) are small throwable objects with multiple resting positions, used for generating random numbers.

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Donald Laycock

Dr Donald Laycock (1936–1988) was an Australian linguist and anthropologist.

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Edmund de Unger

Edmund Robert Anthony de Unger (Odon Antal Robert de Unger, b 6 August 1918, Budapest - d 25 January 2011, Ham, Surrey) was a Hungarian-born property developer and art collector.

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Emperor Yizong of Tang

Emperor Yizong of Tang (December 28, 833 – August 15, 873), né Li Wen (李溫), later changed to Li Cui, was an emperor of the Tang dynasty of China.

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English Renaissance

The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th to the early 17th century.

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Engraving

Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it.

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Etteilla

"Etteilla", the pseudonym of Jean-Baptiste Alliette (1738 – 12 December 1791), was the French occultist who was the first to popularise tarot divination to a wide audience (1785), and therefore the first professional tarot occultist known to history who made his living by card divination.

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Euchre

Euchre or eucre is a trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships with a deck of 24, or sometimes 32, standard playing cards.

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Face card

In a deck of playing cards, the term face card is generally used to describe a card that depicts a person as opposed to the pip cards.

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Fatimid Caliphate

The Fatimid Caliphate (الفاطميون) (909-1171) was a Shia Islamic caliphate that spanned a large area of North Africa, from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

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Flemish Hunting Deck

The Flemish Hunting Deck, also known as the Cloisters set of fifty-two playing cards and Hofjaren Jachtpakket (in Dutch), is a set of fifty-two playing cards owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States.

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Florence

Florence (Firenze, alternative obsolete form: Fiorenza; Latin: Florentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence.

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Four-color deck

A four-color deck is identical to the standard French deck except for the color of the suits.

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French playing cards

French playing cards (jeu de cartes) are cards that use the French suits of trèfles (clovers or clubs), carreaux (tiles or diamonds), cœurs (hearts), and piques (pikes or spades).

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Ganjifa

Ganjifa, Ganjapa or Gânjaphâ, is a card game or type of playing cards that are most associated with Persia and India.

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German playing cards

Playing cards (Spielkarten) entered German speaking lands around the late 14th century.

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Hakka people

The Hakka, sometimes Hakka Han, are Han Chinese people who speak Hakka Chinese and have links to the provincial areas of Guangdong, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Sichuan, Hunan and Fujian in China.

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Hanafuda

are playing cards of Japanese origin that are used to play a number of games.

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History of China

Written records of the history of China can be found from as early as 1200 BC under the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC).

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History of printing in East Asia

The history of printing in East Asia starts with the use of woodblock printing on cloth during the Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) and later paper (in Imperial Court as early as the 1st century, or around 80 AD), and continued with the invention of wooden movable type by East Asian artisans in Song China by the 11th century.

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House of cards

A house of cards (also known as a card tower) is a structure created by stacking playing cards on top of each other.

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Industrie und Glück

Industrie und Glück (German for 'Industry and Luck') is a pattern of French suited playing cards used to play tarock.

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International Playing-Card Society

The International Playing-Card Society (IPCS) is a non-profit organisation for those interested in playing cards, their design, and their history.

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Istanbul

Istanbul (İstanbul), once known as Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center.

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Italian playing cards

Playing cards (carte da gioco) have been in Italy since the 14th century.

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Italy

Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

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Jack (playing card)

A Jack, also Knave, is a playing card which, in traditional French and English decks, pictures a man in the traditional or historic aristocratic dress generally associated with Europe of the 16th or 17th century.

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Jass

JassDavid Parlett The Oxford guide to card games, pg.

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Joanna, Duchess of Brabant

Joanna, Duchess of Brabant (24 June 1322 – 1 November 1406), also known as Jeanne, was the heiress of Duke John III, who died in Brussels, December 5, 1355.

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Joker (playing card)

The Joker is a playing card found in most modern card decks, as an addition to the standard four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades).

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Joseph Needham

Noel Joseph Terence Montgomery Needham, CH, FRS, FBA (9 December 1900 – 24 March 1995), also known as Li Yuese, was a British scientist, historian and sinologist known for his scientific research and writing on the history of Chinese science.

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Jurchen language

Jurchen language is the Tungusic language of the Jurchen people of eastern Manchuria, the founders of the Jin Empire in northeastern China of the 12th–13th centuries.

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Karnöffel

Karnöffel is a card game which probably came from the upper-German language area in Europe in the first quarter of the 15th century.

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Karuta

are Japanese playing cards.

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King (playing card)

The King is a playing card with a picture of a king on it.

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Kipchaks

The Kipchak (also spelled Qipchaq, Kypchak, Kupchak or Kıpçak) were a Turkic nomadic people.

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Knight (playing card)

A knight or cavalier is a playing card with a picture of a man riding a horse on it.

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Large-print

Large-print (also large-type or large-font) refers to the formatting of a book or other text document in which the typeface (or font), and sometimes the medium, are considerably larger than usual, to accommodate people who have poor vision.

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Leo Aryeh Mayer

Leo Aryeh Mayer (ליאון אריה מאיר, 12 January 1895 – 6 April 1959), was an Israeli scholar of Islamic art and rector of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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List of playing-card nicknames

This list of playing card nicknames has the common nicknames for the playing cards in a 52-card deck, as used in some common card games, such as poker.

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List of traditional card and tile packs

This is a list of traditional sets of playing cards or gaming tiles such as mahjong tiles or dominoes.

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Lu Rong

Lu Rong (1436–1494) was a Chinese scholar.

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Madiao

Madiao, also Ma Diao, Ma Tiu or Ma Tiao, is a late imperial Chinese trick-taking gambling card game, also known as the game of Paper Tiger. It was recorded by Lu Rong in the 15th century and later by Pan Zhiheng and Feng Menglong during the early 17th century.

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Magic (illusion)

Magic (sometimes referred to as stage magic to distinguish it from paranormal or ritual magic) is a performing art that entertains audiences by staging tricks or creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats using natural means.

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Mahjong tiles

Mahjong tiles (麻將牌 or 麻雀牌; Mandarin: májiàngpái; Japanese: mājampai) are tiles of Chinese origin that are used to play mahjong as well as mahjong solitaire and other games.

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Major Arcana

The Major Arcana or trumps are a suit of twenty-two cards in the Tarot deck.

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Mamluk

Mamluk (Arabic: مملوك mamlūk (singular), مماليك mamālīk (plural), meaning "property" or "owned slave" of the king, also transliterated as mamlouk, mamluq, mamluke, mameluk, mameluke, mamaluke or marmeluke) is an Arabic designation for slaves.

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Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)

The Mamluk Sultanate (Memlük Sultanlığı, سلطنة المماليك Sulṭanat al-Mamālīk) was a medieval realm spanning Egypt, the Levant, and Hejaz.

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Marshal

Marshal (also spelled marshall, esp. in British English) is a term used in several official titles in various branches of society.

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Martin Schongauer

Martin Schongauer (c. 1440, Colmar – 2 February 1491, Breisach), known in Italy as Bel Martino or Martino d'Anversa, was a German engraver and painter.

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Master E. S.

Master E. S. (c. 1420 – c. 1468; previously known as the Master of 1466) is an unidentified German engraver, goldsmith, and printmaker of the late Gothic period.

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Master of the Playing Cards

The Master of the Playing Cards was the first major master in the history of printmaking.

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Memory sport

Memory sport, sometimes referred to as competitive memory or the mind sport of memory, is a competition in which participants attempt to memorize the most information that they can then present back, under certain guidelines.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (colloquially The Met), located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States and among the most visited art museums in the world.

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Michael Dummett

Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett, FBA, D.Litt (27 June 192527 December 2011) was a British philosopher, described as "among the most significant British philosophers of the last century and a leading campaigner for racial tolerance and equality.". He was, until 1992, Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford.

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Ming dynasty

The Ming dynasty, or the Great Ming, also called the Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.

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Miscellaneous Symbols

Miscellaneous Symbols is a Unicode block (U+2600–U+26FF) containing glyphs representing concepts from a variety of categories, astrological, astronomical, chess, dice, musical notation, political symbols, recycling, religious symbols, trigrams, warning signs, and weather, among others.

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Mongol Empire

The Mongol Empire (Mongolian: Mongolyn Ezent Güren; Mongolian Cyrillic: Монголын эзэнт гүрэн; also Орда ("Horde") in Russian chronicles), existed during the 13th and 14th centuries and was the largest contiguous land empire in history.

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Moors

The Moors were Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, and Malta during the Middle Ages.

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Most-wanted Iraqi playing cards

In the 2003 invasion of '''Iraq''' by a United States-led coalition, the U.S. military developed a set of playing cards to help troops identify the '''most-wanted''' members of President Saddam Hussein's government, mostly high-ranking members of the Iraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party or members of the Revolutionary Command Council.

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Mughal Empire

The Mughal Empire or Mogul Empire, self-designated as Gurkani (گورکانیان, Gūrkāniyān, meaning "son-in-law"), was an empire established and ruled by a Persianate dynasty of Chagatai Turco-Mongol origin that extended over large parts of the Indian subcontinent and Afghanistan.

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Myriad

A myriad (from Ancient Greek μυριάς, myrias) is technically the number ten thousand; in that sense, the term is used almost exclusively in translations from Greek, Latin, or Chinese, or when talking about ancient Greek numbers.

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is a city on the Pegnitz river and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia, about north of Munich.

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Old master print

An old master print is a work of art produced by a printing process within the Western tradition.

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Ombre

Ombre is a fast-moving seventeenth-century trick-taking card game for three players.

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Ouyang Xiu

Ouyang Xiu (100722 September 1072), courtesy name Yongshu, was a Chinese statesman, historian, essayist, calligrapher and poet of the Song Dynasty.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), published by the Oxford University Press, is a descriptive (as opposed to prescriptive) dictionary of the English language.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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Pagat.com

Pagat.com is a website containing rules to hundreds of card games from all over the world.

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Paper

Paper is a thin material produced by pressing together moist fibres of cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets.

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Paris

Paris (UK:; US:; French) is the capital and most-populous city of France.

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Pip (counting)

Pips are small but easily countable items.

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Piquet

Piquet is an early 16th-century trick-taking card game for two players.

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Plastic

Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects of diverse shapes.

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Play money

Play Money (PM) is noticeably fake bills or coins intended to be used use as toy currency, especially for classroom instruction or as a marker in board games such as Monopoly, rather than currency in a legitimate exchange market.

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Playing cards in Unicode

Unicode is a computing industry standard for the handling of fonts and symbols.

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Poker

Poker is a family of gambling card games involving betting and individual play, whereby the winner is determined by the ranks and combinations of players' cards, some of which remain hidden until the end of the game.

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Polo

Polo is a team sport played on horseback.

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Printmaking

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper.

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Public domain

Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable.

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Queen (playing card)

The Queen is a playing card with a picture of a queen on it.

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Randomization

Randomization is the process of making something random; in various contexts this involves, for example.

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Redaction

Redaction is a form of editing in which multiple source texts are combined (redacted) and altered slightly to make a single document.

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Republic of Venice

The Republic of Venice (Repubblica di Venezia; Repùblica Vèneta), or traditionally known as the Most Serene Republic of Venice, was a state originating from the lagoon communities in the area of Venice, now northeastern Italy.

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Rhine

--> The Rhine is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Austrian, Swiss- Liechtenstein border, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the Rhineland and eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands.

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Rider-Waite tarot deck

The Rider-Waite tarot deck (originally published 1910) is one of the most popular tarot decks in use today in the English-speaking world.

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Rouen

Rouen is a city on the River Seine in the north of France.

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Sakoku

was the foreign relations policy of Japan under which no foreigner could enter nor could any Japanese leave the country on penalty of death.

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Schafkopf

Schafkopf or Schaffkopf is a late 18th-century German trick-taking card game most popular in Bavaria, but also played in other parts of Germany as well as other German-speaking countries like Austria.

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Science and technology of the Tang dynasty

The Tang dynasty (618–907) of ancient China witnessed many advancements in Chinese science and technology, with various developments in woodblock printing, timekeeping, mechanical engineering, medicine, structural engineering, cartography, and alchemy.

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Shoe (cards)

A dealing shoe or dealer's shoe is a gaming device, mainly used in casinos, to hold multiple decks of playing cards.

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Shuffling

Shuffling is a procedure used to randomize a deck of playing cards to provide an element of chance in card games.

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Silk Road

The Silk Road or Silk Route is an ancient network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China and India to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time.

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Simon Brown (author)

Simon Brown, born in 1956 in Sydney, New South Wales, is an Australian Science Fiction writer.

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Sixty-six (card game)

Sixty-six or Schnapsen is a fast 5- or 6-card point-trick game of the marriage type for 2–4 players, played with 20 or 24 cards.

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Skat (card game)

Skat is a 3-player trick-taking card game devised in early 19th-century Germany.

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Sleight of hand

Sleight of hand (also known as prestidigitation or legerdemain) is hand methods and finger techniques used by performing artists in many art forms to entertain or manipulate.

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Society of Antiquaries of London

The Society of Antiquaries of London (SAL) is a learned society "charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 with 'the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries'." It is based at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London (a building owned by the UK government), and is a registered charity.

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Song dynasty

The Song dynasty was an era of Chinese history that began in 960 and continued until 1279.

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Southern Europe

Most definitions of Southern Europe include the countries of the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal), the Italian peninsula, France (only Southern France) and Greece.

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Spanish playing cards

Naipes Españoles or Cartas Españolas (literally "Spanish cards") are playing cards associated with Spain.

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Spoil Five

Spoil-Five, Spoilt Five, Five and Ten, is the traditional book version of the Irish national card game called Twenty-Five, which underlies the Canadian game of Forty-Five.

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Stamp duty

Stamp duty is a tax that is levied on documents.

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Standard 52-card deck

The deck of 52 French playing cards is the most common deck of playing cards used today.

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Stencil

Stencilling produces an image or pattern by applying pigment to a surface over an intermediate object with designed gaps in it which create the pattern or image by only allowing the pigment to reach some parts of the surface.

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Stud poker

Stud poker is any of a number of poker variants in which each player receives a mix of face-down and face-up cards dealt in multiple betting rounds.

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Suit (cards)

In playing cards, a suit is one of several categories into which the cards of a deck are divided.

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Swiss playing cards

The Swiss German speaking part of Switzerland has its own deck of playing cards.

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Switzerland

Switzerland (Schweiz;Swiss Standard German spelling and pronunciation. The Swiss German name is sometimes spelled as Schwyz or Schwiiz. Schwyz is also the standard German (and international) name of one of the Swiss cantons. Suisse; Svizzera; Svizra or),The latter is the common Sursilvan pronunciation.

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Tarocco Bolognese

The Tarocco Bolognese is a tarot deck found in Bologna and is used to play tarocchini.

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Tarocco Piemontese

The Tarocco Piemontese (Tarot of Piedmont) is a type of tarot deck of Italian origin.

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Tarocco Siciliano

The Tarocco Siciliano is a tarot deck found in Sicily and is used to play Sicilian tarocchi.

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Tarot

The tarot (first known as trionfi and later as tarocchi, tarock, and others) is a pack of playing cards (most commonly numbering 78), used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of card games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot.

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Tarot card games

Tarot card games are a group of card games played with tarot decks.

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Tarot Nouveau

The Tarot Nouveau, French Tarot Nouveau or Bourgeois Tarot deck is a general style of tarot playing card deck.

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Tarot of Marseilles

The Tarot of Marseilles or Tarot of Marseille, also widely known by the French designation Tarot de Marseille, is one of the standard patterns for the design of tarot cards.

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Tổ tôm

Tổ tôm is a Vietnamese card game, usually played by men.

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Tenshō (Momoyama period)

was a after Genki and before Bunroku. This period spanned the years from July 1573 through December 1592.

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The Fool (Tarot card)

The Fool or The Jester is one of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck; one of the 22 Trump cards that make up the Major Arcana.

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Tokugawa shogunate

The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the and the, was the last feudal Japanese military government which existed between 1603 and 1868.

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Topkapı Palace

The Topkapı Palace (Topkapı Sarayı or in Ottoman) is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the one of the major residency of the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign.

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Trading card

A trading card (or collectible card) is a small card, usually made out of paperboard or thick paper, which usually contains an image of a certain person, place or thing (fictional or real) and a short description of the picture, along with other text (attacks, statistics, or trivia).

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Transformation playing card

A transformation playing card (sometimes referred to as a transformation deck when assembled into a complete set) is a type of playing card where an artist incorporates the pips of the non-face cards into an artistic design.

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Trappola

Trappola is an early 16th-century Venetian trick-taking card game which spread to most parts of Central Europe and survived, in various forms and under various names like Trapulka, Bulka and Hundertspiel until perhaps the middle of the 20th century.

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Trick deck

A trick deck usually refers to a deck of playing cards which has been altered in some way to allow magicians to perform certain card tricks where sleight of hand would be too difficult or too impractical.

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Trick-taking game

A trick-taking game is a card game or tile-based game in which play of a "hand" centers on a series of finite rounds or units of play, called tricks, which are each evaluated to determine a winner or "taker" of that trick.

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Triomphe

Triomphe (French for triumph) is a card game dating from the late 15th or early 16th centuries.

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Trionfi (cards)

Trionfi (triumphs) are 15th-century Italian playing cards with allegorical content related to those used in tarocchi games.

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Trump

A trump is a playing card which is elevated above its normal rank in trick-taking games.

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Tsien Tsuen-hsuin

Tsien Tsuen-hsuin (11 January 19109 April 2015), also known as T.H. Tsien, was a Chinese sinologist and librarian who served as a professor of Chinese Literature and Library Science at the University of Chicago, and was also curator of its East Asian Library from 1949 to 1978.

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Tujeon

Tujeon (literally meaning fighting tablets) are the traditional playing cards of Korea.

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Tumen (unit)

Tumen or Tümen ("unit of ten thousand"; Түмэн, Tümen; Tümen) was a part of the decimal system used by the Mongol peoples and Turkic peoples to organize their armies.

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Turpan

Turpan, also known as Turfan or Tulufan, is a prefecture-level city located in the east of Xinjiang, People's Republic of China.

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Ulm

Ulm is a city in the federal German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the River Danube.

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Unicode

Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.

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Visual impairment

Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses.

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Vizier

A vizier (rarely; وزير; Wazeer, vazīr, vezir, Urdu); वज़ीर; sometimes spelled vazir, vizir, vasir, wazir, vesir, or vezir) is a high-ranking political advisor or minister. The Abbasid Caliphs gave the title wazir to a minister formerly called katib (secretary) who was at first merely a helper, but afterwards became the representative and successor of the dapir (official scribe or secretary) of the Sassanian kings. In modern usage, the term has been used for ministers in the Arab world, Iran, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. It also specially used in the only absolute Asian monarchy, House of Bolkiah of Brunei with the title Prime Vizier or Perdana Wazir in Brunei Malay as the head of all viziers. Its given to the current King Hassanal Bolkiah's second brother, the Prime Vizier Mohamed Bolkiah. In Brunei, ordinary vizier is known as Pengiran Temenggong.

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Water Margin

Water Margin (Shui Hu Zhuan, sometimes abbreviated to Shui Hu), also translated as Outlaws of the Marsh, Tale of the Marshes, All Men Are Brothers, Men of the Marshes, or The Marshes of Mount Liang, is a novel attributed to Shi Nai'an.

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Wei Baoheng

Wei Baoheng (韋保衡) (died 873), courtesy name Yunyong (蘊用), was an official of the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty.

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Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg

Wenceslaus I (also Wenceslas, Venceslas, Wenzel, or Václav, often called Wenceslaus of Bohemia in chronicles) (Prague, 25 February 1337 – Luxembourg, 7 December 1383) was the first Duke of Luxembourg from 1354.

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Wild card (card games)

Card games, particularly poker games, may contain one or more cards designated as wild.

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William Henry Wilkinson

Sir William Henry Wilkinson (traditional Chinese: 務謹順, simplified Chinese: 务谨顺; May 10, 1858The Foreign Office list and diplomatic and consular year book for 1917, Foreign Office, Great Britain. - 1930) was a British Sinologist who served as Consul-General for H.B.M in China and Korea.

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Woodcut

Woodcut, occasionally known as xylography, is a relief printing technique in printmaking.

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Zener cards

Zener cards are cards used to conduct experiments for extrasensory perception (ESP), most often clairvoyance.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_card

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