from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who plays at dice; a dicer.
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He took the chaplet from his head and gave it to the dice-player.
"On such evenings," he continued, "I admit my guests myself, and they wear masks when they come, for though my servants are dismissed to their quarters, and would certainly not betray me for a dice-player, they might let drop the names of my friends if they saw them from an upper window."
The Mishna states that a dice-player is disqualified to testify in a Jewish court.
_praestigium_ (_-ii_) too: the juggler himself (dice-player, rope-walker, "strong man," etc.) was called _praestigiator_ (_-oris_).
In Egypt, ` every man was easily admitted to the accusation of a gamester or dice-player; and if the person was convicted, he was sent to work in the quarries. '[
The classical word for the gambler or dice-player, cubeutes, appears aramaized in the same sources into something like kubiustis, as the following curious instances may show: When the Angel, after having wrestled with Jacob all night, asks him to let him go, ` for the dawn has risen '(A.