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1) dice, in games and gambling. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...They are usually made of ivory, bone, wood, plastic, or similar materials. The six sides are numbered by dots from 1 to 6, so placed that the sum of the dots on opposite...

2) Dice, in Greek religion and mythology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Dice, in Greek religion and mythology, see Horae....

3) craps. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...craps, see dice....

4) aleatory music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Those elements usually left to the performers' discretion include the order of execution of sections of a work, the possible exclusion of such sections, and subjective...

5) backgammon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Players move along the board according to the rolls of two dice, and the object is to remove one's 15 pieces, or disks, from the board first. The Egyptians, Babylonians,...

6) Rothstein, Arnold. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Supposedly beginning his gambling career at the age of 12, Rothstein became a professional gambler and operated gambling houses in New York City, Saratoga Springs,...

7) Horae. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek religion and mythology, goddesses of the seasons; daughters of Zeus and Themis. Although they controlled the recurrence of the seasons, they also attended other...

8) lots. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The casting of lots was an ancient method of making a choice, settling a dispute, or determining a course of action. In biblical times lots were cast to determine...

9) Mallarme, Stephane. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Tuesday evening gatherings where Mallarme expounded his theories. He held that the poet should express the ideas of a transcendental world, that poetry should evoke...

10) chaos theory. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Although chaotic systems obey certain rules that can be described by mathematical equations, chaos theory shows the difficulty of predicting their long-range behavior....

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