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a card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards

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a form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake

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1980s Mansell's swashbuckling style was too much for Piquet and the Brazilian resorted to mind games, like getting friends to wave insulting banners outside the pit garage.
The three serious contenders are headed by series leader Nelson Piquet junior, most famous for deliberately crashing his Renault in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix to bring out the safety car and enable team-mate Fernando Alonso to win.
It was one of 54 M1 cars built in 1979 and 1980 for a racing series in which F1 drivers of the day such as Niki Lauda and Nelson piquet competed against private drivers.
Piquet Realty, a luxury real estate firm with deep connections to the Brazilian investment community, has hired Emir Bahadir as a Licensed Real Estate Associate in New York.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), June 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Geraldo Piquet, the eldest son of three-time Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet, walked away unharmed after his race truck flipped and exploded into a fireball on Sunday.
Occupation of protective piquet positions by the advanced guard - work of camp colour parties - principals of lay-out and protection of a perimeter camp - occupation of camp piquets.
NELSON PIQUET JR and his father are to receive substantial damages from Renault after winning their libel case in the High Court with regard to the "crashgate" scandal.
Renault's statement was issued as Piquet Jr had suggested that, at the bequest of senior Renault personnel, he deliberately crashed his car to help then team-mate Fernando Alonso win that race.
The high court in Paris "ruled the sanction illegal," citing "irregularities" in the FIA's decision in September to ban Briatore for allegedly ordering Nelson Piquet junior to crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.
The decision was taken by the sport's governing body, the FIA, after Briatore's involvement in ordering Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash his car during the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.
Robert Meanwhile, Nelson Piquet will attempt to revive his career via a NASCAR truck test next week.
LONDON: Brazilian Nelson Piquet is eyeing a move to NASCAR s pickup truck racing series after his stint in Formula One was tainted by a race-fixing controversy with Renault.
The latter was given a five-year suspension after they were found guilty of conspiring with driver Nelson Piquet Jr to fix last year's Singapore Grand Prix in eventual winner Fernando Alonso's favour.
But the latest controversy over Renault's Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds ordering their F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash during last year's Singapore Grand Prix so that his team mate Fernando Alonso could win the race, is surely the most damaging to date.
While the ruling by the FIA has pretty much exonerated Nelson Piquet Jr and the Renault F1 team, Flavio Briatore faces a lifetime ban from any FIA activity as well as legal action from Piquet who it is alleged wants to be released from his contract.