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 for Bale of dice
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bale \Bale\ (b[=a]l), n. [OE. bale, OF. bale, F. balle, LL.
     bala, fr. OHG. balla, palla, pallo, G. ball, balle, ballen,
     ball, round pack; cf. D. baal. Cf. Ball a round body.]
     A bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for
     storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw, hay,
     etc., put up compactly for transportation.
     [1913 Webster]
     Bale of dice, a pair of dice. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
        [1913 Webster]

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