deuce


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deuce

1. 
a. a playing card or dice with two pips or spots; two
b. a throw of two in dice
2. Tennis a tied score (in tennis 40-all) that requires one player to gain two successive points to win the game
References in classic literature ?
Why the deuce are young men of family taught Latin?
"The deuce! it is a very cold one, my dear friend," said Aramis.
But oh, deuce take their cursed, envenomed tongues!' I muttered, in the bitterness of my soul.
Debda powered the Russians with 10 points built on four deuces.
I was in the Triple Deuce business again in a big way.
107 in Gunter's well-established "Naval Fighters" series, albeit incongruously placed as a "fighter," the "Deuce" hauled out hulks of shot-down Hueys and Frogs that might have otherwise remained where they landed for many years.
The Deuce is not in any overt sense a libertarian show.
I watched Deuce do the same thing on multiple evenings, which confirmed that was where I needed to set the trap.
The Deuce star and producer Maggie Gyllenhaal defended resuming production on the HBO series despite co-star James Franco being accused by several women of sexually inappropriate and exploitative behaviour.
The boys' father, Sid LaCotts I, died at 39 from a heart attack while duck hunting, so Deuce and his younger brother Bart learned their trade primarily from their grandfather, Clarence Elmer "Tippy" Lacotts.
Jakobsdttir is the fifth sitting prime minister of Iceland to attend the Deuce of August celebration since 2005.
And his investment in Deuce - the brainchild of the former tennis director at Gosling Sports Park, Matt Willcocks - represents the first time Murray has backed a tennisspecific business.