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  • n. A kind of loaded die.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of loaded die.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A die so loaded that certain numbers come up more readily and more frequently than others.


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  • First you must know a Langret, which is a die that simple men haue seldom heard of, but often seen to their cost, and this is a well-favored die and seemeth good and square. Yet is it forged longer upon the Cater and Tre than any other way, and therefore it is called a Langret. Such he also called barred Catertreys, because commonly the longer end will of his owne sway draw downeward, and turn up to the eye, Sice, Cinque, Deuce, or Ace. The principal use of them is at Novurns, is for, so long a pair of Barred cater treys be walking on the bord, so long can ye not cast five, nor nine unlesse it be by great chance that the roughnesse of the table or some other stop force them to stay and runne againest their kind. For without Cater or Trey, ye know that five or nine can never come.

    The Art of Iulgling or Legerdemainde, by S. R., 1612

    See also fulham.

    August 29, 2014

  • Captaine, you perceiue how neere both of vs are driuen, the dice of late are growen as melancholy as a dog, high men and low men both prosper alike, langrets, fullams, and all the whole fellowshippe of them will not affoord a man his dinner, some other means must be inuented to preuent imminent extremitie.

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    March 6, 2010