The curse of Scotland
Curse Curse, n. [AS. curs. See {Curse}, v. t.] 1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction. [1913 Webster]

Lady, you know no rules of charity, Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation. [1913 Webster]

The priest shall write these curses in a book. --Num. v. 23. [1913 Webster]

Curses, like chickens, come home to roost. --Old Proverb. [1913 Webster]

3. The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment. [1913 Webster]

The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

All that I eat, or drink, or shall beget, Is propagated curse. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{The curse of Scotland} (Card Playing), the nine of diamonds.

{Not worth a curse}. See under {Cress}.

Syn: Malediction; imprecation; execration. See {Malediction}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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