Chess and Playing Cards

November 3d is known as “ The Day of the Dead , " and this game seems in some way to be connected with it , or rather with its celebration , but I can not ...

Author: Stewart Culin



Category: Atlanta

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Originally published in 1898, this volume contains a catalogue of games and implements for divination exhibited by the United States National Museum in connection with the Department of Archaeology and Paleontology of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Easy Day for the Dead

Major Khan took him outside to play. Major Khan had never shown his son or anyone else in ... Aren't they playing cards tonight?” “Yes.” “Why don't you go.

Author: Howard E. Wasdin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451683011

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Learning from a scientist that Iran has set up a lab in another country that is close to weaponizing a virus, the Outcasts embark on a mission to rescue the scientist's husband in exchange for information about the lab's location.
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The Day of the Dead

... to be quite as magnificent as the gray morning of the Day of the Dead. ... and energy building simply collapse, like a castle made of playing cards.

Author: Maurizio de Giovanni

Publisher: Europa Editions

ISBN: 9781609451943

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The fourth Commissario Ricciardi historical mystery—following Everyone in Their Place—is “a superb novel for fans of Italian noir” (Library Journal, starred review). Commissario Ricciardi has visions. He sees and hears the final moments in the lives of those who have suffered violent deaths. It may be a talent or it may be a curse, but it has helped him become one of the most successful homicide detectives in the Naples police force. It’s a rainy autumn in 1930s Naples as its inhabitants celebrate the week of the dead. Ricciardi’s instincts tell him that the death of a street urchin is actually murder, but investigating the homicide is not going to be easy. The authorities want to avoid any sign that things are not as they ought to be in Naples, for they are preparing for the state visit of Benito Mussolini. Ricciardi will have to conduct his investigation hidden from the eyes of his superiors. What’s worse, his sixth sense is no help to him this time; the scene of the crime is silent, still, not a word or a sign, or even a scream from the dead. Has his unwelcome gift finally faded? Or is something more sinister at work? “De Giovanni’s slashing wit cuts deeply into his cameo portraits of the high and mighty, even as his elegant style ennobles the wretched lives he views with such compassion.” —The New York Times Book Review “De Giovanni is a masterful plotter and sub-plotter; it’s a joy to ease into his complete command of his craft . . . These are murder mysteries raised to a brilliant level.” —Open Letters Monthly
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Exploring the Macabre Malevolent and Mysterious

A typical feature of Day of the Dead celebrations is the creation of an Iofrenda," ... items associated with them, from cookies to playing cards to liquor.

Author: Matthew Hodge

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527560055

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In this unique volume, a number of scholars spanning diverse areas and backgrounds offer fresh insight into how perceived concepts of horror and dark subject matter influence cultures and societies around the world. The contributions here explore how topics considered disturbing, mysterious, or fascinating are found not only in works of fiction and entertainment, but also in the cultural fabrics, belief systems, artistic creations, and even governmental structures of societies. Topics discussed in this book include witchcraft, voodoo, zombies, spiritualism, serial killers, monsters, cemeteries, pop culture entertainment, and the sublime in transcendental experiences. As the academic study of horror becomes more mainstream, collections such as this are instrumental in realizing just how much it impacts our lives—past, present, future, and imaginary. Thus, this volume of intriguing and profound topics offers scholars, students, and lovers of learning a much-needed fresh and innovative intellectual exploration of the horror genre and the cultural fascination with the mysterious unknown.
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Same Time Next Week

Day 1: “You look good, Mark.” “I don't feel good.” “You want to play cards?” “If we play cards, the whole world will blow up.” Day 2: “I'm dead.

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: Fourth Chapter Books

ISBN: 9781937163204

Category: Medical

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In any given year, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental illness—and yet there is still a significant stigma attached to being labeled as “mentally ill.” We hear about worst-case scenarios, but in many—maybe even most—cases, there is much room for hope. These frank, often intimate stories reflect the writers’ struggles to overcome—both as professionals and as individuals, as current therapists and as former patients—the challenges presented by depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental disorders. These dramatic narratives communicate clearly the rewards of helping patients move forward with their lives, often through a combination of medication, talk therapy, and common sense. Collectively, these true stories highlight the need for empathy and compassion between therapist and patient, and argue for a system that encourages human connection rather than diagnosis by checklist.
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Records and Briefs in Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of Minnesota

day he was found dead ? 665 A. That's the morning he brought me down that
empty bottle of beer . Q. What morning was that ? A. Morning after we played
cards ; same morning we quit playing cards . Q. Was that the morning of the day
he was ...

Author: Minnesota. Supreme Court


ISBN: MINN:31951D012801065

Category: Legal briefs


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Well Played 2 0

... the end of Day of the Dead four when the game closes in on its conclusion. ... the tube with a playing card from his office deck that must be perforated ...

Author: Et Al


ISBN: 9780557844517

Category: Education

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Following on Well Played 1.0, this book is full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. Contributors analyze sequences in a game in detail in order to illustrate and interpret how the various components of a game can come together to create a fulfilling playing experience unique to this medium. Contributors are again looking at video games in order to provide a variety of perspectives on the value of games.
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Chess and Playing cards

Noveniber 3d is known as “ The Day of the Dead , ” and this game seems in
some way to be connected with it , or rather with its celebration , but I can not find
out any tradition connecting the two , WAKASHAN STOCK . KWAKIUTI British ...

Author: Stewart Culin


ISBN: UIUC:30112041653582

Category: Atlanta

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Prophetical Educational and Playing Cards

There are prayers for the dead, and a long chapter that has been said to ... who were the learned and scientific men of the day, then reconstructed the art ...

Author: John King Mrs. Van Rensselaer

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066204099

Category: History

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"Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards" by John King Mrs. Van Rensselaer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Mexican Cooking For Dummies

Day of the Dead is celebrated by the Indians of central and southern Mexico ... nuts, sodas, mezcal, toys, playing cards, cigarettes, and bingo cards are ...

Author: Susan Feniger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111806917X

Category: Cooking

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Spice up your soups and add some zest to the rest! Mexican Cooking For Dummies can inspire your cooking, improve your Spanish, and give you that south-of-the-border soul. Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken have attempted to reign in their vast knowledge of Mexican food and present it in that familiar ...For Dummies style that you've come to appreciate. Discover their wide array of standard Mexican ingredients. From avocados to epazote, they give you the hints and friendly advice you'll need in order to select the best ingredients for your meals. Packed with more than 100 recipes, Mexican Cooking For Dummies covers a wide array of dishes, drinks, and appetizers. Master the simple dishes, such as tortas and tacos, while washing them down with horchata or sangria. Soon, you'll be hosting your own fiestas, starting your guests off with salsas and ceviches before moving on to the main dish. Will it be the cumin-and-chile-marinated skirt steak or the baked salmon in salsa verde? Either way, you're sure to impress! The authors cover the staples (such as rice, beans, tortillas, and vegetables) and then guide you on a discovery tour that includes traditional moles and menudos. Save some room for the wide selection of desert recipes. Pick up Mexican Cooking For Dummies, and in no time, you'll be swinging spicy cilantro-covered dishes out of your kitchen and making your guests shout "Ole!"
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The History of Playing Cards

With Anecdotes of Their Use in Conjuring, Fortune-telling, and Card-sharping
Edward Samuel Taylor. was alive and is dead , " proved worthy of his grandfather
, and finely " nicked " the Bubb Doddingtons of his day . George II . , however ,
was ...

Author: Edward Samuel Taylor


ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000099968

Category: Fortune-telling

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Researches Into the History of Playing Cards

And therefore fitly was that question propounded , whether men in ships at sea were to be accounted among the living or the dead , because there were but ...

Author: Samuel Weller Singer


ISBN: ONB:+Z181460405

Category: Card games

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Harm s Way

Author: Maureen Hynes

Publisher: London, Ont. : Brick Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110818437

Category: Poetry

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Water, wood, metal, stone, salt, cotton--these are some of the everyday talismans that Maureen Hynes encounters on her journey through Harm's Way. A soldier's gold fountain pen, like the war itself, lies buried for decades; the corrugated metal and glass shattered across the Australian outback teach her a new way to look at landscape; the silk of an old parachute recalls her first lesson in longing, and even the ribbed cotton of new undershirts sparks a poignant grief. In this, her remarkably deft second collection of poems, Hynes takes us travelling on a road signposted with the dangers and fears we encounter in the larger world and which intersects with our most private moments and memories. But Harm's Way is also a shared journey fueled by a meticulous search for hope, compassion and courage, for "the molecular level of kindness." The intensity of our personal engagement with the world and with others, suggests Hynes, both heightens the journey's menace and redeems its pain.
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Drawing Dead

He remembered the scheme he had dreamed up the day before. Was it any crazier than playing cards with a guy who called himself Mr. Cadillac?

Author: Pete Hautman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480406193

Category: Fiction

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After losing a poker hand to a sleazy stockbroker, an ex-cop must work to pay off his debt Before cocaine, Joe Crow had a wife and a job with the Big River Police Department. Now he has neither—and he’s left behind coke, too. Sober, quiet, and reflective, his only vice is poker. One night he gets into trouble, and winds up in debt to the drug-addled slimeball Dickie Wicky. As repayment, Crow agrees to do Dickie a favor. Dickie thinks his wife, a slender young thing called Catfish, is running around on him. He wants Crow to find her lover and pay him to leave her alone. But Catfish has charms and troubles of her own, and she will draw Crow into the underbelly of Minnesota—a world of drugs, murder, and the dangerous business of counterfeit comic books. This girl is one fish that Crow should have thrown back.
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The House of the Dead

It must be added that all of them went to bed, but sooner than usual. They gave up their ordinary evening work that day. As for playing cards, ...

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: 谷月社


Category: Fiction


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The House of the Dead is a semi-autobiographical novel published in 1861-2 in the journal Vremya by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which portrays the life of convicts in a Siberian prison camp. The novel has also been published under the titles Memoirs from the House of The Dead and Notes from the Dead House (or Notes from a Dead House). The book is a loosely-knit collection of facts, events and philosophical discussion organised by "theme" rather than as a continuous story. Dostoyevsky himself spent four years in exile in such a camp following his conviction for involvement in the Petrashevsky Circle. This experience allowed him to describe with great authenticity the conditions of prison life and the characters of the convicts.
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Monster Parties and Games

After Day 20, most of the players will be dead. Those still alive then turn their Character card face up, but keep their Playing cards hidden.

Author: Chris Kullstroem

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453818

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The first of its kind, this book brings together a collection of 15 do-it-yourself parties and games designed to allow monster movie fanatics to step inside some of their favorite horror, science fiction, and dark comedy films. Each game is themed after a specific monster film from the classics to those of modern day. With card games, murder mysteries, haunted house games, and detective quests included, there is enough variety to suit any monstrous mood. Each game can be played by all ages with supplies ranging from simple index cards to fake blood and body parts. The book includes full instructions for making each game, along with rule pages, game play guides, spell books, lab books, and more.
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The House of the Dead

They gave up their ordinary evening work that day. As for playing cards, no one would have dared even to speak of such a thing; every one was anxiously ...

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 9781681952192

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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The Life in a Siberian Prison “Whoever has experienced the power and the unrestrained ability to humiliate another human being automatically loses his own sensations. Tyranny is a habit, it has its own organic life, it develops finally into a disease. The habit can kill and coarsen the very best man or woman to the level of a beast. Blood and power intoxicate ... the return of the human dignity, repentance and regeneration becomes almost impossible.” - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The House of the Dead Written after the author himself experienced four years of hard labor in Siberia, The House of the Dead is the story of one Aleksandr Petrovich Goryanchikov – a gentleman from the noble class – who is deported in Siberia for murdering his wife. At first he can’t adapt to the harsh conditions and to the fellow inmates – mostly member of the lower classes. Eventually however, he starts to see the life in Siberia in a different perspective. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
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David Warga (poker player), 363 David Williams, 288 David Williams (card player), 249, 265, 342, 347, 354 Day trader, 217 Dead hand, 47, 389 Dead mans hand, ...


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