Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A play in which a farthing is pitched or chucked into a hole.
“‘I should add that it’s about as safe as playing chuck-farthing at the Loos Cross-roads, the day you and I went in.”
“A Judge may play a little at cards for his amusement; but he is not to play at marbles, or at chuck-farthing in the Piazza.”
“Lord Dalgarno, “playing at hustle-cap and chuck-farthing with the most blackguard imps upon the wharf, unless he hath foregone his old customs.””
“He understands all manner of games from chess down to chuck-farthing, sings a good song, plays upon the violin, and dances a hornpipe with surprising agility. —”
“Suppressed two illegal apple-stalls in the Minories, and took up a couple of young black-legs, whom I detected playing at chuck-farthing on Saffron-hill.”
“This NOWHERE (so very indefinite) the master construed into _anywhere_ in the streets, playing at marbles, top, or chuck-farthing; but of the true place he had not the most distant conception.”
“Tom is a man of few words, but an excellent hand at a song, concerning the boatswain's whistle, husslecap, and chuck-farthing -- there is not such another pipe in the country.”
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“Half a mile down-stream, where Haviland's camp began, the men of the nearest picket were playing chuck-farthing.”
“Perceiving that John was indisposed to quarrel, he went wearily back to his chuck-farthing.”
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