- n. A set of domino tiles with 28 tiles.
“In 2007 Bravo published his memoirs, El seis doble double-six, a reference to the domino piece that was painted on the tail fin of his unit's planes.”
“If I place the dominoes facedown on the table, he can make a blind draw and come up with high-scoring pieces, like double-six and double-five.”
“And now, after all those years, Qwilleran had a cat who was interested in double-six — most of the time.”
“Suppose it be double-six, the other player is bound to put down a stone on which six appears, placing the six next to the double-six.”
“Perhaps he may put six-four; the first player then puts six-five, placing his six against the opposite six of the double-six; the second follows with five-four, placing his five against the five already on the table; thus, you see, the players are bound to put down”
“B then plays six-blank onto the double-six on the left-hand side and scores 2 (three dividing into six twice).”
“A starts the game by playing the double-six, for which he scores 4 (three dividing into twelve four times).”
“In the double-six set there are seven "suits," each named after some number from six to blank.”
“I would ask you, Messer Cicero and Messer Seneca, whose dog-eared volumes I see scattered upon the floor, of what use is it for me to know better than any master of the Mint or a Jew of the Pont-aux-Change that a gold crown piece is worth thirty-five unzain at twenty-five sous eight deniers parisis each, if I have not a single miserable black liard to risk upon the double-six?”
“For hour after hour there was scarce a sound, save the rattle of the dice and an occasional exclamation from the old man as he threw a double-six.”
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