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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deuce-ace the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deuce-ace Two and one; a throw of two dice, one of which turns up one and the other two.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Deuce-ace a throw of two dice, one of which turns up deuce and the other ace
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. deux, two—L. duos, accus. of duo, two.


In literature:

Don't you know that you're not deuce high to his ace?
"The Lost City" by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
Uri's was bare of trumps, while he held ace, deuce.
"The God of His Fathers" by Jack London
Deftly she laid out the four aces beside the four deuces, the four kings beside the four queens.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
There is an ace of diamonds and its deuce.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
I had three aces and a pair of deuces, an' he took it on three fives and two sixes.
"The Grizzly King" by James Oliver Curwood
In playing this game the ace is the highest card and the deuce (the two) is the lowest.
"My Book of Indoor Games" by Clarence Squareman
Two deuces and a lazy smile would bluff a brace of aces.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
The nine of clubs can now be transferred, and the ace and deuce of diamonds are released.
"Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience" by Adelaide Cadogan
Fetcher got an ace, Quint a deuce.
"All the Brothers Were Valiant" by Ben Ames Williams
One that will beat Mascola's like an ace beats a deuce.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Some of us git the deuces an' treys, an' some git the aces.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
It seemed a true and honest die, for it came up now an ace, now trey; now six, now deuce.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
I cannot tell an ace from a deuce across the table.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
There were only three, instead of four aces, with a jack and deuce.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
The dice tumbled upon the table to the tune of two aces, two deuces, and a five.
"Mortmain" by Arthur Cheny Train
Camillo Bill paired his ace with the last card, Claw drew a deuce, and Brent a ten spot.
"Snowdrift" by James B. Hendryx
Nap is played by any number of persons, from two to six, with a full pack of fifty-two cards, ranking as at Whist, ace highest and deuce lowest.
"Hoyle's Games Modernized"
Hearts is played with a full pack, ace counting highest and deuce lowest.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
If the caster "throws out" by throwing aces, or deuce-ace (called crabs or craps), he loses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
A gamester's throw for sixes or deuce-ace, so said even its supporters.
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel

In news:

Ace, Deuce and Tre — a male, tri-ethnic trio — comment on life in the neighborhood, their numeric names suggesting they're on their way to becoming another inner city statistic.