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German virgin

In poker, a starting hand of two nines. So called due to "nine, nine" sounding like the German nein, nein, meaning "no, no." Having been dealt a German virgin right off the bat, I was hoping for a third nine to be laid on the table.
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virgin territory

Completely unexplored or untested field(s) or area(s) of activity. The entrepreneur made his millions when he set up one of the world's most popular search engines back when the Internet was still considered virgin territory.
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References in classic literature ?
Harvey understood from the Eldridge chart that the Old Virgin and a nest of curiously named shoals were the turning-point of the cruise, and that with good luck they would wet the balance of their salt there.
Her cabin was all stuck round with glaring coloured prints of the Virgin - the Virgin of Newfoundland, they called her.
Covering my face with both hands, I emitted a deep and deathlike groan, as if my tormented soul were rending me asunder--I, the most exquisitely fastidious of men, and whose wife was to have been the most delicate and refined of women, with all the fresh dew-drops glittering on her virgin rosebud of a heart!
But when the whole class was here assembled, childlike heads were seen among this bevy of young girls, ravishingly pure and virgin, faces with lips half-opened, through which shone spotless teeth, and on which a virgin smile was flickering.
The Italian artists painted Italian Virgins, the Dutch painted Dutch Virgins, the Virgins of the French painters were Frenchwomen--none of them ever put into the face of the Madonna that indescribable something which proclaims the Jewess, whether you find her in New York, in Constantinople, in Paris, Jerusalem, or in the empire of Morocco.
The Good Judgment of Madame the Virgin,'--a morality, if you please, damsel.
Yet the Shovel was practically deserted, and the Virgin, standing by the stove, yawned with uncovered mouth and said to Charley Bates:-
It's Burning Daylight," the Virgin cried, the first to recognize him as he came into the light.
And howl he did, like a lone gray timber wolf, till the Virgin thrust her pretty fingers in her ears and shivered.
By the grace of the Virgin and the help of my patron St.
For that the Superman may not lack his dragon, the superdragon that is worthy of him, there must still much warm sun glow on moist virgin forests!
Virgin America unveiled "sweeping changes" designed to counter the US Dept.
The Pilgrim Virgin," the fifth short story by Billy Lombardo in his collection of eight stories titled The Logic of a Rose (BkMk Press) reawakened memories of growing up in Catholic Chicago several years before Vatican II, including the Pilgrim Virgin's weeklong visit to my neighborhood.