Posted by Scott Marsden on February 01, 2001
In Reply to: Straight As A Die ? posted by Mark on February 01, 2001
: Meaning what ?
: I presume some people have bastardised this saying using DICE instead of die ..
: .. is this to do with engineering ..
Actually, "die" in this case doesn't refer to gaming cubes (dice, in the plural) at all. It refers to pieces used in manufactuing for cutting, stamping, or forming material (usually metal). These things tend to be big, heavy, metal items and their straight edges tend to remain that way.