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Queen of Hearts, the

     
Queen of Hearts, the
1 a character in the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, who orders people's heads to be cut off, by saying "Off with his head!" Alice in Wonderland
2 a character from a nursery rhyme (=an old song or poem for young children). The rhyme goes:The Queen of Hearts, she baked some tarts, /All on a summer's day; / The Knave of Hearts, he stole the tarts, /And took them clean away.

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