ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,


ambsace  (mzs) or ames-ace; noun, archaic.
1.  the lowest throw at dice; double aces; snake eyes
2.  bad luck; misfortune
3.  the most worthless or unlucky thing

From the 13th century, from Old French ambes, both + as aces.

"I had rather be in this choice than throw ambs-ace for my life."
  - Shakespeare, "All's Well That Ends Well"
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