craps

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n craps a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice
    • n craps expressions used when when two dice are thrown and both come up showing one spot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scatologists are experts who study feces. (aka. crap, dung, dookie, dumps, feces, excrement, etc.)
    • n Craps krăps A gambling game with dice. It is one of the more popular games in casinos.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Here are the odds of rolling various combinations with two dice in a game of Craps:
    • craps Chaff.
    • craps The seed-pods of wild mustard or charlock.
    • craps The refuse of hogs' lard burned before a fire.
    • craps A game of chance played with dice. It depends upon guessing the numbers thrown.
    • craps A game of chance played with dice; the modern and simplified method of playing hazard. The players bet as much as they choose, and the caster covers the amount he is willing to risk. He then throws two dice from his hand. If the first throw is 7 or 11, it is a nick or natural, and the caster wins everything. If 2, 3, or 12 is thrown, it is a crap, and the caster loses everything. Any other number thrown is the caster's point, and he must continue throwing until he brings the same number again and wins, or throws 7 and loses.
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Quotations

  • Ken Livingstone
    Ken Livingstone
    “What a squalid and irresponsible little profession it is. Nothing prepares you for how bad Fleet Street really is until it craps on you from a great height.”
  • Chris O'Donnell
    Chris O'Donnell
    “Next Big Thing -- you hear all that crap. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't psyched.”
  • Theodore Sturgeon
    Theodore Sturgeon
    “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Usage

In literature:

All de lak of dat was done atter de craps was done laid by.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It mayn't crap eout ter onst, but it's shore ter in th' long run, and thet's th' way th' black han't no smarter nor he is.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
Mah ole man made a crap dere.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
At Craps, I fear, my hand in late years has lost much of its cunning.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Crap, a wig of rough short hair.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
So I stepped into a shanty whar they wur a-playin' craps.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Camp Meetin' come jes' after de craps was done laid by.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Savoy alone had no account; the run of craps had recently gone heavily against him.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Hit wuzn't de Yankees, hit wuz de white folkses what wuz left wid deir craps in de fiel's, an' wuz robbed by dem Yankees, ter boot.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
She puppy-dogged behind me to the crap table I had decided needed my attention.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Some seasons der craps 'ud be good, en some seasons dey'd be bad.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
We maun tak the crap as it grows.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
We keept the twa boats closs for company, and crap in nearer hand.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They wasn't no craps in them days.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
When we farmed share crap dey took all we made.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
She's tryin' to get the ground ready fer a crap.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
Next in order was a crap table and another for seven-and-a-half.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Who else is gonna buy all that shiny crap?
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Mr. Gray, of Northampton, and Mr. Craps, of Lincoln, have engaged to preach.
"The Baptist Magazine, Vol. 27, May 1835" by Various
That sword it crapped the bonniest flower E'er lifted its head to the sun!
"English Songs and Ballads" by Various
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In poetry:

Maybe craps way short; the rills
Couldn't turn the silent mills;
But the light's behind the hills,—
Here's hopin'!
"Here's Hopin'" by Frank Lebby Stanton
Neber min' what's true tomorrow
So you libes a dream today.
Neber min' what tax is levied
So it's not on craps or play.
"The Don't-Care Negro" by Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr
She crap for days aboot the hoose,
Dull-futtit and hert-sair,
Aye keekin oot like a hungert moose—
But Johnnie was na there!
"The Last Wooin" by George MacDonald
To mark her impatience, I crap 'mang the brakens,
Aft, aft to the kent gate she turn'd her black ee;
Then lying down dowlie, sigh'd by the willow tree,
'Ha me mohatel na douska me.'
"Jeanie's Black Ee; Or Tha' Mi 'N Am Chodal, 'Sna Duisgibh Mi" by Hector MacNeill
"Why them confoundered Congriss chaps
Hez knocked the prices out uv our craps:
We can't sell butter ner beans no more
Tu enny furren ship er shore,
Becuz them durned Republikins
Hez gone un riz the teriff on tins."
"The Tariff On Tin" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
"Now, I seed a beau'ful tuhkey on a certain gemmun's fahm.
He's a-growin' fat an' sassy, an' a-struttin' to a chahm.
Chickens, sheeps, hogs, sweet pertaters--all de craps is fine dis year;
All we needs is a committee foh to tote de goodies here."
"An Indignation Dinner" by James David Corrothers

In news:

Among all the useless crap I can no longer live without, I now reluctantly count the iPhone 4.
Far-right corporate billionaires crapped out in 2012 elections.
( People, she's too smart to care that she looks like crap.
As the Flaming Lips pulled into New Orleans for the final show on a marathon, eight-city, 24-hour jaunt across the Mississippi delta, lead singer Wayne Coyne had one thing on his mind: kicking the crap out of Jay-Z.
I needed something pleasant to take my mind off all that other crap today.
Plus a lot of crap to avoid.
If you can call a powerful, misogynistic heap of crap like this a victim -- is Richard Grenell.
My kids, especially one of my daughters is so annoyed when I face a situation with happy crap that she just dials out.
Point is, there are plenty more moments of joy on the Web than the crap trending on Twitter.
Crazy Crap Kiwi Goes Cuckoo.
Former LA Lakers point guard Smush Parker is calling out Kobe Bryant for being a diva who treated his teammates like crap -- and it comes just hours after Kobe blamed Parker for costing him a huge trophy 7 years ago.
Hey, they sell coffee made from beans crapped by yaks (wildebeast, wombat…some animal, who really cares what it is.
Select a link below Holy crap.
But any genre will fit as long as it ain't crap.
One of the top songs on my list as far as curing the crap days.
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In science:

It’s God’s will that he is alive at all. A big tree fell on him as he passed by, and after a long spell in the hospital he returned from the dead. God brought him back so he could write eloquently to tell us all what a bunch of crap this kind of thinking is.
Book review of SUPERSTITION by Robert Park
In his famous review of the book , Martin Gardner ridiculed the FAP by quoting the last two sentences of the book, which he characterized as representing the Completely Ridiculous Anthropic Principle (CRAP).
Editorial note to "Large number coincidences and the anthropic principle in cosmology"
The right perspective we have here in mind is the one usually adopted in a typical gambling with dice at the casino, for instance in the game known as craps.
Quantum dice
So, what are we actually measuring here? Here again, we must adopt the viewpoint of the casino, for instance in a typical craps dice game.
Quantum dice
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