roll the bones
Cast dice, especially in the game of craps, as in Let's go to the casino and roll the bones tonight. This slangy term was first recorded in 1897, but the noun bones has referred to dice since the late 1300s (Chaucer used it in The Pardoner's Tale).
Why Is It Called “Rock n’ Roll”?Is “Rocket ‘88” by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats the very first rock and roll record? The question has inspired debate among musicologists for years. Another equally contentious question: Where does the term rock and roll come from? Rock is derived from the Old English roccain, related to the Old Nordic rykkja meaning, “to pull, tear, move.” The earliest recorded use of the term in literature …
Words Parents Say That Make Our Eyes RollSad to say, but nine times out of ten, when parents open their mouths it's usually nothing but trouble. Sometimes our eyes roll. Other times we cringe. Whether we're 16 or 36, it's always the same. Parents are downright embarrassing. And, to add insult to injury, we've compiled a list of some of the words our parents say that we hate most. Love you guys!
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