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ambsace

[eymz-eys, amz-] /ˈeɪmzˌeɪs, ˈæmz-/
noun, Archaic.
1.
the lowest throw at dice, the double ace.
2.
bad luck; misfortune.
3.
the smallest amount or distance.
Also, amesace.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English ambes as < Old French < Latin ambas both + as unit; see ace
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ambsace

/ˈeɪmzˌeɪs; ˈæmz-/
noun
1.
double ace, the lowest throw at dice
2.
bad luck
Word Origin
C13: from Old French ambes as, both aces; as from Latin: unit
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