Definition of Fullams
1. fullam [n] - See also: fullam
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Literary usage of Fullams
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1902)
"... fullams, false dice, which, on the contrary, were loaded with metal on one side, so as either to produce high throws, or to turn up low numbers, ..."
2. Folk-lore of Shakespeare by Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer (1884)
"fullams" were also false dice, " loaded with metal on one side, ... It has been suggested that dice were termed fullams either because Fulham was the resort ..."
3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"(5) For ; because ; on account of. North. fullams. False dice. Shak. ... and low fullams, to denote dice loaded on the high or low number. ..."
4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"Thus those which were loaded may have been called " full ones," hence fullams. Those made to throw the high and low numbers were respectively termed " high ..."