Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as shovel-board, 1 and 2.
“Michael won us eighteen pence at shove-groat in the Bear, but now no one will play with him.”
“Quoit him down, Bardolph, like a shove-groat shilling: nay, an a do nothing but speak nothing, a shall be nothing here.”
“They were all three fairly full; that into which they entered, the first in the row, was occupied by some gentlemen-pensioners and ladies talking and laughing; some playing shove-groat, and some of them still applauding the song that had just ended.”
“Shakespeare uses the expression "shove-groat shilling," as does Ben Jonson.”
“He had so writhen himself into the habit of one of your poor infantry, your decayed; ruinous, worm-eaten gentlemen of the round; such as have vowed to sit on the skirts of the city, let your provost and his half-dozen of halberdiers do what they can; and have translated begging out of the old hackney-pace to a fine easy amble, and made it run as smooth off the tongue as a shove-groat shilling.”
“Quoit him down, Bardolph, like a shove-groat shilling: nay, an a 'do nothing but speak nothing,”
“Why wast making sheep’s eyes at Mistress Salterne here, while my pretty little chuck of Burrough there was playing at shove-groat with Spanish doubloons?””
“Quoit him down, Bardolph, like a shove-groat shilling: nay, an a’ do nothing but speak nothing,”
“Salterne here, while my pretty little chuck of Burrough there was playing at shove-groat with Spanish doubloons? ”
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"1. A game in which the players shove or drive by blows of the hand pieces of money or counters toward certain marks, compartments, or lines marked on a table. As the game is played in recent times...
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