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See also: Fullam
fullam (plural fullam or fullams)
- (archaic, Britain, slang) A false die; a die intentionally loaded, or unevenly weighted, so that it always rolls a specific number.
- 1594, Nashe, Thomas, The Unfortunate Traveller:
- 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.
- (archaic, Britain, colloquial, by extension) A sham; a hoax; a make-believe.
- (false die): highmen (“loaded for high number”) (plural), lowmen (“loaded for low number”) (plural), uphills (“loaded for high number”) (plural)
- Farmer, John Stephen (1893) Slang and Its Analogues, volume 3, page 83