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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Die  \Die\,  n.;  pl  in  1  and  (usually)  in  2,  {Dice}  (d[=i]s);  in 
  4  &  5,  {Dies}  (d[=i]z).  [OE.  dee,  die,  F.  d['e],  fr  L.  datus 
  given  thrown,  p.  p.  of  dare  to  give  throw.  See  {Date}  a 
  point  of  time.] 
  1.  A  small  cube,  marked  on  its  faces  with  spots  from  one  to 
  six  and  used  in  playing  games  by  being  shaken  in  a  box 
  and  thrown  from  it  See  {Dice}. 
 
  2.  Any  small  cubical  or  square  body. 
 
  Words  .  .  .  pasted  upon  little  flat  tablets  or  dies. 
  --Watts. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  or  might  be  determined,  by  a  throw  of  the 
  die;  hazard;  chance. 
 
  Such  is  the  die  of  war.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  (Arch.)  That  part  of  a  pedestal  included  between  base  and 
  cornice;  the  dado. 
 
  5.  (Mach.) 
  a  A  metal  or  plate  (often  one  of  a  pair)  so  cut  or 
  shaped  as  to  give  a  certain  desired  form  to  or 
  impress  any  desired  device  on  an  object  or  surface, 
  by  pressure  or  by  a  blow;  used  in  forging  metals, 
  coining,  striking  up  sheet  metal,  etc 
  b  A  perforated  block,  commonly  of  hardened  steel  used  in 
  connection  with  a  punch,  for  punching  holes,  as 
  through  plates,  or  blanks  from  plates,  or  for  forming 
  cups  or  capsules,  as  from  sheet  metal,  by  drawing. 
  c  A  hollow  internally  threaded  screw-cutting  tool,  made 
  in  one  piece  or  composed  of  several  parts  for  forming 
  screw  threads  on  bolts,  etc.;  one  of  the  separate 
  parts  which  make  up  such  a  tool. 
 
  {Cutting  die}  (Mech.),  a  thin,  deep  steel  frame,  sharpened  to 
  a  cutting  edge,  for  cutting  out  articles  from  leather, 
  cloth,  paper,  etc 
 
  {The  die  is  cast},  the  hazard  must  be  run;  the  step  is  taken 
  and  it  is  too  late  to  draw  back  the  last  chance  is  taken 




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