from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old game, a kind of backgammon.
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Only against Masquerades and Faro-tables, as likewise against the pernicious game of E. O., post and pair, fayles, dust-point, do I sternly set my face, deeming them as wholly wicked, carnal, and unprofitable, and leading directly to perdition.
*twies tu abzorb dis teknical descwipshun, but fayles*
2493: And now my Sight fayles, and my Braine is giddie.
1020: Till Lionels Issue fayles, his should not reigne.
1547: What fayles in poyson, weele supply in steele.