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noun plural -osse
  1. Southern African a knucklebone of a sheep, buck, etc, used esp by diviners
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Word Origin

from Afrikaans, possibly from dollen play + os ox or from dobbel dice + os ox
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Examples from the Web for dolos

Historical Examples

  • Diccionario de nombres de personas, dolos, danzas, y otras antiqedades de los Indios de Yucatan.

    Notes on the Bibliography of Yucatan and Central America

    Adolph Francis Bandelier