Ambs-ace
Ambs-ace Ambs"-ace, n. [OF. ambesas; ambes both (fr. L. ambo) + as ace. See {Ace}.] Double aces, the lowest throw of all at dice. Hence: Bad luck; anything of no account or value. [1913 Webster]

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  • ambs|ace — «AYMZ AYS, AMZ », noun. 1. both aces; double aces, the lowest possible cast at dice. 2. bad luck; misfortune. 3. the smallest point. Also, amesace. ╂[< Old French ambes as both aces < Latin ambās both, as sma …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambs-ace — /ˈeɪmz eɪs/ (say aymz ays), /ˈæmz / (say amz ) noun 1. the double ace, the lowest throw at dice. 2. bad luck; misfortune. 3. the smallest amount or distance. Also, ames ace. {Middle English ambes as, from Old French, from Latin ambās as double… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ambs-ace — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambs — ambs·ace; …   English syllables

  • ace — ace·di·ast; ace; ace·naph·thene; ace·naph·the·nyl; ace·naph·thy·lene; ace·pha·lia; ace·phal·ic; ace·quia; ace·ria; ace·tic; ace·ti·fi·ca·tion; ace·ti·fi·er; ace·ti·fy; ace·to·ac·et·an·i·lide; ace·to·ac·e·tate; ace·to·ace·tic; ace·to·ace·tic;… …   English syllables

  • Ames-ace — Ames ace, n. Same as {Ambs ace}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambes ace — ambes ace, ambes as obs. ff. ambs ace …   Useful english dictionary

  • ames ace — obs. form of ambs ace …   Useful english dictionary

  • aums-ace — aumes , aums ace obs. forms of ambs ace …   Useful english dictionary

  • ames-ace — /ˌeɪmz ˈeɪs/ (say .aymz ays), /ˌæmz / (say .amz ) noun → ambs ace …   Australian English dictionary

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