craps dialect

William Salmon william.salmon at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 13 17:47:14 UTC 2008

Has anyone heard of a "1-3" roll in craps being referred to as a
'one-eyed chicken in a corn patch'? It's like using 'boxcars' to name a
"6-6" roll or 'little joe' to name a "2-2".

I heard it at a craps table in Las Vegas a while back and just assumed
that it was sort of standard nomenclature, as are the latter two
mentioned rolls. There doesn't seem to be any mention of it on the
Internet, though. Anyone else heard this or have any ideas about it?


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