dicebox

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n dicebox dīs"bŏks` A box from which dice are thrown in gaming.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dicebox A box from which dice are thrown in gaming, usually in the form of a cylinder contracted in the middle.
    • n dicebox A species of insulator for telegraph-wires, shaped like a box for throwing dice, along the axis of which the wire is carried.
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Usage

In literature:

It mattered not what the novice preferred, gallantry or field sports, the dicebox or the bottle.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The heart throws your dicebox; not prudent parents.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
It needed but gentle violence to push him back again upon his seat, and to replace the dicebox in his hand.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
A pack of cards lay on the drawers, with a dicebox.
"Under the Mendips" by Emma Marshall
Holy dicebox of the devil.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
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