I will use the <a> device from now on - I didn’t know how to use it and couldn’t find instructions. Thanks, LH.
I have to say I’d feel a bit self-conscious and affected saying “die” for dice even though I know it is prescriptively correct. “See here, croupier, pass the die why don’t you.” I’ll wager most would avoid die, though there again I can’t think of any games involving one die. Cockney rhyming slang has “rats and mice” for dice, die or dice I can’t say - it was probably from street gambling.
I have remembered I used to think “the die is cast” was from gaming and then decided it was from metal molds which made more sense because it was irrevocable unlike throwing a die - all of this without bothering to research it. Now, after googling, it turns out my shaveling instinct about die was right - Caesar crossing the Rubicon.