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Definition of Die

  DIE   noun
The singular of 'dice.'  We seldom hear the word, because there is a prohibitory proverb, 'Never say die.'  At long intervals, however, some one says:  'The die is cast,' which is not true, for it is cut.  The word is found in an immortal couplet by that eminent poet and domestic economist, Senator Depew:
  A cube of cheese no larger than a die
  May bait the trap to catch a nibbling mie.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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