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WHAT DOES SNAKE EYES MEAN IN ENGLISH?
In gambling, snake eyes is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game and getting only one pip on each die. The pair of pips resembles a pair of eyes, which is appended to the term 'snake' because of the long-standing association of this word with treachery and betrayal. The dictionary of etymology traces that use of the term back to 1929, although it may be traced all the way back to the ancient Roman dice games, where 'Dogs' represented two ones. They referred to this as "the dog throw". In modern parlance, it refers to such a roll in any game involving dice. Because this is the lowest possible roll, and will often be a loser in many dice games, such as Craps, the term has been employed in a more general usage as a reference to bad luck. The odds of rolling snake eyes on two six-sided dice are 1-in-36. In some board games, such as Monopoly, house rules may decide that this roll earns the player a bonus due to it being rare and otherwise disadvantageous.
The translations of snake eyes from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «snake eyes» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SNAKE EYES» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «snake eyes» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «snake eyes» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about snake eyes
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SNAKE EYES»
Discover the use of snake eyes in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to snake eyes and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
When the Secretary of Defense is shot while attending a heavyweight boxing match in Atlantic City just as a major hurricane hits New Jersey, local cop Rick Santoro must find the assassin before he can escape in the confusion
David Jacobs, 1998
Sammy Keyes and the Search for SnakeEyes
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Wendelin Van Draanen, 2008
Luck is on the side of most during the incident at the Four Kings Casino and Hotel, when the simmering tension between two rival biker gangs suddenly boils over into all-out violence -- miraculously, there are only two fatalities despite ...
Max Allan Collins, 2006
Snakeeyes: a Donnie Brasco novel
Using a dead convict's name, FBI undercover specialist Donnie Brasco goes to Louisiana to investigate the Russian Mafia's ties to an illegal casino, but unfortunately for him, the Russians have already hired an assassin to kill him.
Joseph D. Pistone, 2001
Lovely blonde Gina O'Meara had seemingly the ideal life--a devoted husband, two well-behaved children, a comfortable home--but something draws her to magnetic, evil ex-con Lee Roy Sears. Reprint.
Rosamond Smith, 1993
Book six of the Londum Series.
Tony Rattigan, 2011
So, armed with a new double-ought buck nicknamed "Snake Eyes", Brad heads to the mountains to hunt for a man just as deadly as he is.
Jory Sherman, 2011
Brandon Jerwa, 2007
Hoping to find justice for the death of his fellow JOEs, Snake Eyes travels to the Himalayan fortress of Raja Vikrim Khalikhan to confront his most skilled foes, Slice and Dice.
Chuck Dixon, 2011
G.I. Joe hunt down their most dangerous enemy yet--a rogue, silent commando from within their own ranks.
Chuck Dixon, 2013
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SNAKE EYES»
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Siblings in gambling case roll snake eyes at court
Detroit — The ball landed on 14 for a big winning bet. But the court case? Snakeeyes. The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the convictions of a brother and ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
GI Joe's 'Death Of Snake Eyes' Is Quite Possibly The Year's Weirdest …
The latest arc was billed on the covers as The Death of Snake Eyes, and in any other comic, I'd have to imagine that killing off the most popular character in the ... «ComicsAlliance, Jul 15»
'Monopoly Millionaires' Club' Preview: Snake Eyes
This week on 'Monopoly Millionaires' Club', one Maryland native trades in her earnings in hopes of walking away with the $1 million grand prize! Each week on ... «Hidden Remote, May 15»
Lukewarmers – the third stage of climate denial, gambling on snake …
A pair of casino red dice on a green casino table. Luckwarmers effectively want to bet our future on the dice coming up showing snake eyes. Photograph: Arthur ... «The Guardian, May 15»
Wynn a loser after quarterly results hit snake eyes
images Wynn Resorts WYNN the skids in after-hours trading Tuesday, slumping 10% to $116.82 after the Las Vegas-based gaming operator reported a 28% ... «USA TODAY, Apr 15»
Nike Free Hypervenom "Snake Eyes" Pack
In an odd move, the latest “Snake Eyes” collection features the Mamba inspiration on the tongue but there's no synthetic snakeskin texture found anywhere. «Sneaker News, Apr 15»
After Donatello: Did IDW Just Kill ANOTHER Part of Our Childhoods …
During a confrontation with Serpentor, Snake Eyes takes a suicide run at the villain with a grenade. Both Snake Eyes and Serpentor are seemingly killed in the ... «Newsarama, Apr 15»
Mumford and Sons premiere new single “Snake Eyes” — listen
Mumford and Sons are back with yet another taste of their Wilder Mind, the band's new electric album set to hit record shelves on May 4th through Glassnote ... «Consequence of Sound, Apr 15»
2 Salinas gang leaders busted in Operation Snake Eyes sentenced
In Salinas a six month investigation leads to a major crackdown on gangs on the Central Coast. It was called "operation snake eyes" and it may have even ... «KSBW The Central Coast, Feb 15»
Snake eyes: Metal Gear Solid 5 now has an FPS mod
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a lesson on how to do a good PC port, enhancing the game with improved textures and fancy lighting, and despite those ... «PCGamesN, Jan 15»
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