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an unpredictable factor

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a playing card whose value can be determined by the person who holds it

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Now, everyone knows that baseball had no interest in "fairness" when it went from two divisions in each circuit to three--and added the wild card.
Robson is joined on the list of wild cards by three fellow British players: 18-year-old Heather Watson, who is the reigning US Open girls' champion, Katie O'Brien and Melanie South.
Legacy Blend is the glimpse into John's amazing thirty-year journey," said Michael Brown, CEO of Wild Card Roasters.
Incidentally, all three wild cards have been placed in the lower half of the draw with Voegele drawn to play Daniela Hantuchova and Dushevina taking on Chinese qualifier Zi Yan.
The Philadelphia Phillies are in the hunt at 5-1, with the rest of the field well back to win the wild card.
3 in the provisional world rankings and will make his first appearance in the prestigious invitational event, which features the world's top 16 players plus two wild cards.
If Wasps win, Gloucester will automatically be in Europe and will then have to miss the Wild Card final.
British players will still get wild cards but only if they are in the men's top 300 or women's top 250.
The wild card play-offs are going to be very important for us,'' said Richards.
Eight wild cards into the tournament are available each year for men and women, the vast majority of which traditionally go to British players - although Goran Ivanisevic famously received one in 2001 when he went on to win the coveted grand slam title.
The asterisk also is a wild card when you conduct a search or a replacement, and it works in all applications, including Excel.
Kevi Sutter, designer, and Geri Gale, director of sales and marketing, both will continue to work for Wild Card and its sales network will remain in place.
SENDAI in Japan and El Salvador in Central America have both been selected as winners of the Imex in Frankfurt Wild Card competition for 2012 - the show's 10th anniversary year.
In the past, it had become almost a habit for the Chennai Open organisers to give Prakash Amritraj a wild card.
Dubai: AaIndian star Sania Mirza is one of three players who have been given a wild card entry for this week's Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships.