ambsace

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Old French ambes as, from Latin ambo + as.

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ambsace

  1. (archaic) Two ones; the lowest throw at dice; a pair of aces.
    • 1773, Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
      MARLOW (flirting with a maid).
      And why not now, my angel? Such beauty fires beyond the power of resistance.—Pshaw! the father here! My old luck: I never nicked seven that I did not throw ames ace three times following. [Exit MARLOW.]
  2. (archaic) Bad luck, worthlessness.