Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Two and one; a throw of two dice, one of which turns up one and the other two.
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
“The restriction with regard to the first doublets thrown does not apply to deuce-ace, nor does throwing it remove the restriction with regard to first doublets.”
“If a player cannot play the whole of his throw, his adversary is sometimes allowed to play the unplayed portion, in which cases the caster is sometimes allowed to come in and complete his moves, if he can, and in the event of his having thrown deuce-ace or doublets to throw again.”
“It is sometimes extended by allowing the thrower of the deuce-ace to choose any doublets he likes on the opposite side of the dice, and to throw again.”
“Then, I am sure you know how much the gross sum of deuce-ace amounts to.”
“It is like undertaking to throw deuce-ace, say only five hundred successive times, and any other throw to be fatal -- for Bouille.”
“My Lord Chesterfield's deuce is deuce-ace," says my Lord March.”
“Nor can I here pass over an ominous circumstance that happened the last time we played together: I only wanted to fling a quatre, and yet I threw deuce-ace five times running.”
“Then, I am sure, you know how much the gross sum of deuce-ace amounts to.”
“No," replied he of the Rueful Countenance; "though it may be in the dice that we may throw deuce-ace instead of sixes; but all will depend on thy diligence.”
“Then, I am fure, you know how much the grofs fiim of deuce-ace amounts to.”
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