The Englishman, quite triumphant, did not even give himself the trouble to shake the dice
Yes, but with a jovial partner and dice
, and guineas clinking on the cloth, the night passes like a dream.
Some sailors who had been playing at dice
had started a quarrel, and were threatening each other furiously.
In the interval between supper and the promenade, cards and dice
A few of the pirates leant over the bulwarks, drinking in the miasma [putrid mist] of the night; others sprawled by barrels over games of dice
and cards; and the exhausted four who had carried the little house lay prone on the deck, where even in their sleep they rolled skillfully to this side or that out of Hook's reach, lest he should claw them mechanically in passing.
Call it gambling if you will, but just the same it seems to me more satisfying to create something, make something, than just to roll dice
out of a dice
-box all day long.