Doug Chrismas, owner of ace Gallery, had realized what curators had missed.
He played his ace of being the first African-American president against her hopes to be the queen of clubs.
He is getting ready to watch Jack Morris, the Tigers ace, go for win number nineteen against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Her newest book, Dead and Gone was released by ace Hardcover this month.
She had been seeking not only access to the presentation materials, but also a list of ace members who attended the webinar.
But he was secretly resolved if ace drew a bad one, to exercise his parental authority.
And I was within an ace of becoming an ornament of the British peerage.
There was that affair of Lucy West, he had to bring that to light, and old Darcy was within an ace of disinheriting me.
And, besides, I might very well have won, for I still had an ace left.'
Hollister had showing a deuce of hearts, a trey of clubs, an ace of spades, and a four of hearts.
c.1300, "one at dice," from Old French as "one at dice," from Latin as "a unit, one, a whole, unity;" also the name of a small Roman coin ("originally one pound of copper; reduced by depreciation to half an ounce" [Lewis]), perhaps originally Etruscan and related to Greek eis "one" (from PIE *sem- "one, as one"), or directly from the Greek word.
In English, it meant the side of the die with only one mark before it meant the playing card with one pip (1530s). Because this was the lowest roll at dice, ace was used metaphorically in Middle English for "bad luck" or "something of no value;" but as the ace is often the highest playing card, the extended senses based on "excellence, good quality" arose 18c. as card-playing became popular. Ace in the hole in the figurative sense of "concealed advantage" is attested from 1904, from crooked stud poker deals.
Meaning "outstanding pilot" dates from 1917 (technically, in World War I aviators' jargon, one who has brought down 10 enemy planes, though originally in reference to 5 shot down), from French l'ace (1915), which, according to Bruce Robertson (ed.) "Air Aces of the 1914-1918 War" was used in prewar French sporting publications for "top of the deck" boxers, cyclists, etc. Sports meaning of "point scored" (1819) led to that of "unreturnable serve" (1889).
"to score" (in sports), 1923, from ace (n.). This led in turn to the extended student slang sense of "get high marks" (1959). Related: Aced; acing.
: He did it ace every time
: an ace mechanic/ the ace professor
[fr the name of the playing card]