False dice, which are doctored, or made to turn up winning numbers.
`The whole autechamber is full, my lord—knights and squires, doctors and dicers.' `The dicers with their doctors in their pockets, I presume.'
“Or chaired at White's, amidst the doctors sit.”
Dunciad, book i. 203.
The three best doctors are Dr. Quiet, Dr. Diet, and Dr. Merryman.
Si tibi deficiant medici, medici tibi fiant Hæc tria: Mens-læta, Requies,Moderata-Diæta.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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