ambsace

ambsace
noun Etymology: Middle English ambes as, from Anglo-French, from ambes both + as aces Date: 13th century archaic the lowest throw at dice; also something worthless or unlucky

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  • ambsace — /aymz ays , amz /, n. Archaic. 1. the lowest throw at dice, the double ace. 2. bad luck; misfortune. 3. the smallest amount or distance. Also, amesace. [1250 1300; ME ambes as < OF < L ambas both + as unit; see ACE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ambsace — noun /ˈeimz.eis/ a) Two ones; the lowest throw at dice; a pair of aces. b) Bad luck, worthlessness …   Wiktionary

  • ambsace — ambs·ace …   English syllables

  • ambsace —   n. double ace; lowest score; bad luck …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ambsace — …   Useful english dictionary

  • within ambsace of — phrasal archaic : within an ace of …   Useful english dictionary

  • amesace — variant of ambsace * * * /aymz ays , amz /, n. ambsace …   Useful english dictionary

  • ames|ace — «AYMZ AYS, AMZ », noun. = ambsace. (Cf. ↑ambsace) …   Useful english dictionary

  • amesace — /aymz ays , amz /, n. ambsace. * * * …   Universalium

  • adversity — n 1. misfortune, affliction, hurt, harm, ruin, ruination; misery, woe, hardship, suffering, distress, bereavement, Archaic. bale, storm and stress, sea of troubles; infelicity, ill or bad luck, hard luck, ill or bad fortune, ambsace, evil eye,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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