from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Games The lowest possible throw of dice, two single pips.
- noun Bad luck; misfortune.
- noun The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
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- noun archaic Two ones; the lowest throw at
dice; a pair of aces.
- noun archaic
Bad luck, worthlessness.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Aeschylus, it seems to me, is willing, just as Shakespeare is, to risk the prosperity of a verse upon a lucky throw of words, which may come up the sices of hardy metaphor or the ambsace of conceit.