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face card

(in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suit
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STUDENTS BEGAN BY SELECTING THEIR ROYAL FACE CARDS and the celebrities to combine with them.
My generation was taxed all of the face cards. Life was a little tougher.
Recall: Start with a deck of cards (face cards removed).
A deck of cards could also be used to skew the odds, by using choices such as face cards and aces versus non-face cards (odds are 4:9) or hearts, spades and diamonds versus clovers (odds are 3:1), depending on how many choices you have.
as common as face cards in a pinochle deck," but by the standards of most black politicians, Obama ran a largely gripe-free campaign--as he had to to if he wanted to survive politically.
Hanes' dartboard has a traditional layout, but features face cards on the outer ring, lower cards on the inner ring, and a Joker as the double bull's eye.
Cards 2 through 10 are worth their face value, and face cards (jack, queen, king) are also worth 10.
If other efforts fail, the face cards in the deck bring out the heavy ammunition, such as fake consumer groups, blaming bureaucrats or big government, or referring to opponents as un-American, communists, socialists or other damaging names.
My second deck is mostly face cards. I have cut the cards in half with craft scissors so they have a scalloped middle.