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  • * In chapter 4 of The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain describes this game as “a mixture of ‘hop-scotch’ and shuffle-board played with a crutch” p.

    Mark Twain

  • One great amusement I have forgotten to mention — that is, shuffle-board, a game which consists in sending some round wooden platters along the deck into squares chalked and numbered from one to ten.

    A First Year in Canterbury Settlement

  • And when they got well out to sea they had plenty of amusements, for the captain had the shuffle-board, deck quoits, and other games brought out, and with the second officer and chief engineer played the passengers.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • Harbor, and a dozen other places -- had carried her off to play an idiotic game known as shuffle-board.

    Piccadilly Jim

  • When she was not walking with Rolly or playing shuffle-board with Twombley, she was down below ministering to the comfort of a chronically sea-sick aunt, referred to in conversation as "poor aunt Nesta".

    Piccadilly Jim

  • In the first place, he noticed that the shuffle-board and quoit players, on the boat deck aft, were occasionally annoyed by cinders from the stacks, so he made it

    Where the Blue Begins

  • A shuffle-board, or extremely long table, with drawers and cupboards underneath, of which there now exist scarcely any specimens, a cradle of great antiquity, and the fine old wooden chimney-pieces in the front parlour, still remain.

    What to See in England

  • She proved herself an excellent sailor, and was never tired of playing shuffle-board on the deck or pacing to and fro with Uncle Bob in the fresh breeze.

    The Story of Glass

  • But when I had finished, and was chalking the deck for shuffle-board, he joined me again, dropping his voice, for the women had come up by that time and were breakfasting on the lee side of the after house.

    The After House

  • As a matter of fact, I found myself a sort of deck-steward, given the responsibility of looking after the shuffle-board and other deck games, the steamer-rugs, the cards, -- for they played bridge steadily, -- and answerable to George Williams, the colored butler, for the various liquors served on deck.

    The After House

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