The Spade reference article from the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004
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Spade

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In gardening, a spade is a hand tool used to break up clumps in the soil. It is often considered a type of shovel. It is often made of a wooden handle with a metal scoop or blade.

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In game playing, a spade is one of a set of 13 cards (a card suit) in a deck of English playing cards. It is shaped like an inverted black heart with a small stem, deriving its name from the shape of the head of a garden spade. See spades.

The other 3 card suit are hearts, clubs and diamonds.

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