[Ads-l] antedating snake eyes (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Jan 5 18:34:03 UTC 2016


The OED has 1929 for the dice sense.

In 2005 I posted a 1920 citation.  This is slightly earlier.

28 May 1917 _Houston [TX] Chronicle_ p 6 col 8 (genealogybank)
"Fade you for five.  Come, you dirty ace.  Didn't I say that it would be a snake-eye.  There, you little Joe; no, if it ain't box cars."

OED does not have "box cars"; dunno about HDAS.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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