Definitions

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  • proper noun games A game where players throw sticks on the upstream side of a bridge crossing a river, and see whose comes out first the other side

Etymologies

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From the Winnie the Pooh stories by A. A. Milne

Examples

  • It may have been a sunny spring day, just like yesterday, when Winnie the Pooh first came to the bridge in Ashdown Forest, tripped over something and saw his fir cone fly out of his paw and into the river, thus inventing the game called Poohsticks.

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  • Yet it's a fair bet, too, that yesterday's fine weather, by enticing families and the young of heart out of their homes and on to bridges all over Britain, also helped give birth to thousands of spontaneous games of Poohsticks, thus ensuring the good health of the game for fresh generations to come.

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  • If so, it was appropriate, because yesterday produced exactly the right conditions for the resumption of the World Poohsticks Championships, postponed last year because of flooding, which were held once again on a bridge over the Thames at Little Wittenham in Oxfordshire.

    In praise of … Poohsticks | Editorial

  • The best thing of all about Poohsticks is that it can only be played in the open air and that, unlike almost every other child's game these days, it is completely free.

    In praise of … Poohsticks | Editorial

  • Knowing the Winnie the Pooh stories almost by heart, it gave him special delight to show [friends] the sundial - under which Milne's original manuscripts are reputedly buried - and the bridge over the little stream where Pooh and Christopher Robin invented the Poohsticks game.

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  • Knowing the Winnie the Pooh stories almost by heart, it gave him special delight to show [friends] the sundial - under which Milne's original manuscripts are reputedly buried - and the bridge over the little stream where Pooh and Christopher Robin invented the Poohsticks game.

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  • The third start was won by Poohsticks from the Lunenburg Yacht Club with Anticipation an Archanbeau 31 and Eleven, an Olson 30 rounded out the top three finishers.

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  • This is where Milne actually invented the game of Poohsticks for his son, where you drop a stick into the water on one side of the bridge and see how quickly it appears on the other.

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  • Their kids wear wellies and play Poohsticks or disappear into the trees.

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  • "This original illustration was reproduced on page 98 of The House at Pooh Corner and is from the chapter in which Pooh invents the game of Poohsticks.

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