Dice coal, a kind of coal easily splitting into cubical fragments. Brande & C.

(Dice), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Diced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dicing.]

1. To play games with dice.

I . . . diced not above seven times a week.

2. To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.

(Dice"box`) n. A box from which dice are thrown in gaming. Thackeray.

(||Di*cen"tra) n. [NL., fr. Gr. di- = di`s- twice + spur.] (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more showy Bleeding heart [Corruptly written dielytra.]

(Di*ceph"a*lous) a. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + head.] Having two heads on one body; double- headed.

(Di"cer) n. A player at dice; a dice player; a gamester.

As false as dicers' oaths.

(Dich) v. i. To ditch. [Obs.]

(Di*chas"tic) a. [Gr. to part asunder, fr. in two, asunder, fr. di`s- twice.] (Biol.) Capable of subdividing spontaneously.

(Di`chla*myd"e*ous) a. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + a cloak.] (Bot.) Having two coverings, a calyx and in corolla.

(Di*chlo"ride) n. [Pref. di- + chloride.] (Chem.) Same as Bichloride.

(Di*chog"a*mous) a. (Bot.) Manifesting dichogamy.

(Di*chog"a*my) n. [Gr. in two, asunder + marriage.] (Bot.) The condition of certain species of plants, in which the stamens and pistil do not mature simultaneously, so that these plants can never fertilize themselves.

(Di*chot"o*mist) n. One who dichotomizes. Bacon.

(Di*chot"o*mize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dichotomized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dichotomizing ] [See Dichotomous.]

1. To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to divide into pairs; to bisect. [R.]

The apostolical benediction dichotomizes all good things into grace and peace.
Bp. Hall.

2. (Astron.) To exhibit as a half disk. See Dichotomy, 3. "[The moon] was dichotomized." Whewell.

(Di*cas"ter*y) n. [Gr. fr. juryman. See Dicast.] A court of justice; judgment hall. [R.] J. S. Mill.

(Dice) n.; pl. of Die. Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n.

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