shove-ha'penny love

Definitions

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  • n. a game in which coins or discs are slid by hand across a board toward a mark

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "Relatively," since no one really had the heart for games of darts or shove-ha'penny in this pub.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • Easton agreed to do so, but instead of keeping his word he began to play a four-handed game of shove-ha'penny with the other three, the sides and stakes being arranged as before.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • 'This' was a most interesting problem propounded by Crass, who had arranged eleven matches side by side on the shove-ha'penny board.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • 'Cricketers', where he now spent most of his spare time, drinking beer, telling yarns or playing shove-ha'penny or hooks and rings.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • Meantime the game of shove-ha'penny proceeded merrily, the Semi-drunk taking a great interest in it and tendering advice to both players impartially.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • The shove-ha'penny table was a planed mahogany board with a number of parallel lines scored across it.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • Meantime the game of shove-ha'penny proceeded merrily, the majority of the male guests crowding round the board, applauding or censuring the players as occasion demanded.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • Crass and his mates -- was a semi-drunken man, who appeared to be a house-painter, sitting on the form near the shove-ha'penny board.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • LITTLE trouble and try to understand, but he knew that they certainly would not 'worry' themselves about such a subject as this; it was not as if it were some really important matter, such as a smutty story, a game of hooks and rings or shove-ha'penny, something concerning football or cricket, horse-racing or the doings of some Royal personage or aristocrat.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • On the partition, just above the shove-ha'penny board was a neatly printed notice, framed and glazed:

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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