Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as ambs-ace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See ambes-ace.

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Examples

  • Because he could not help throwing sizes, was he to avoid the dice which for others would only come up ames-ace?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • I had rather be in this choice than throw ames-ace for my life.

    All's Well That Ends Well

  • Sir Kit as his second, and carried his message next day to the last of his adversaries: I never saw him in such fine spirits as that day he went out -- sure enough he was within ames-ace of getting quit handsomely of all his enemies; but unluckily, after hitting the toothpick out of his adversary's finger and thumb, he received a ball in a vital part, and was brought home, in little better than an hour after the affair, speechless on a hand-barrow to my lady.

    Castle Rackrent

  • Sir Kit as his second, and carried his message next day to the last of his adversaries: I never saw him in such fine spirits as that day he went out -- sure enough he was within ames-ace of getting quit handsomely of all his enemies; but unluckily, after hitting the tooth-pick out of his adversary's finger and thumb, he received a ball in a vital part, and was brought home, in little better than an hour after the affair, speechless on a hand-barrow, to my lady.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 04

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