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Sunday, July 31, 2011

ambsace

\EYMZ-eys\ , noun;
1.
The smallest amount or distance.
2.
The lowest throw at dice, the double ace (two ones.)
3.
Bad luck; misfortune.
Quotes:
"Sleeping is thick arras or ambsace, like an alcatraz across water."
-- Brian Teare, Sight Map: Poems
"We're within ambsace of being done."
-- Jo Ann Ferguson, A Phantom Affair
Origin:
Ambsace stems from the Old French ambes as, "both aces."
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