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In gambling in general and the game of craps in particular, snake eyes is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game and getting only one pip on each die. The pair of pips resembles a pair of eyes, which is appended to the word snake because of the creature's long-standing association with treachery and betrayal. The dictionary of etymology traces use of the term as far back as 1919. Ancient Roman dice games used the term dogs to describe a throw of double ones, referring to this as "the dog throw"