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1) Aces'tes (3 syl.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The Arrow of Acestes. In a trial of skill Acestes, the Sicilian, discharged his arrow with such force that it took fire. (Aen. 5, line 525.) 1 "Like Acestes shaft...

2) Mournival. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Four cards all alike, as four aces, four kings, etc., in a game of cards called Gleek. Gleek is three cards alike. 1 "A mournival of aces, gleek of knaves; Just nine...

3) Ambes'-as. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...or Ambes-ace. Two aces, the lowest throw in dice; figuratively, bad luck. (Latin, ambo-asses, both or two aces.) 1 "I had rather be in this choice than throw ames-ace...

4) Six. Six thrice or three dice.. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...used to play with three dice. The highest throw was three sixes, and the lowest three aces. The aces were left blank, and three aces were called "three dice." (See...

5) ambsace. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Games Double aces. 2. Bad luck; misfortune. 3. The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing. Middle English ambes as, from Old French : Latin ambs,...

6) ace. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The act of hitting a golf ball in the hole with one's first shot. 4. A military aircraft pilot who has destroyed five or more enemy aircraft. 5. An expert in a given...

7) skat. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A card game for three persons that is played with 32 cards, sevens through aces. 2. One of the combinations of cards occurring in this game. German, from Italian...

8) piquet. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A card game for two people, played with a deck from which all cards below the seven, aces being high, are omitted. French....

9) Empty Chance. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...by the Greeks and Romans, left empty, because the number of dice was equal to the number of aces thrown. As ace is the lowest chance, the empty chance was the least...

10) pinochle. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...is played by two, three, or four players, with a deck of 48 cards containing two each of the aces, face cards, tens, and nines of all four suits. The cards rank (in...

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