Six

Six thrice or three dice. Everything or nothing. “Caesar aut nullus. ” The Greeks and Romans used to play with three dice. The highest throw was three sixes, and the lowest three aces. The aces were left blank, and three aces were called “three dice.” (See Caesar.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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