high-cockalorum love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game in which one boy jumps on the back of another, crying “high-cockalorum.”


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  • Like so many of his fellows -- cultured moderns, alien to the larger forms of patriotism, that rich liquor brewed of maps and figures, commercial profit, and high-cockalorum, which served so perfectly to swell smaller heads -- Felix had a love of his native land resembling love for a woman,

    The Freelands

  • And he put on such high-cockalorum airs that I, bein 'as soft as mush around the heart, jest wilted and agreed to give him everything he bargained for if he would promise not to hinder.

    A Chosen Few Short Stories

  • "In Shakespeare's day he might have sputtered out some high-cockalorum nonsense of that sort, because in those days they ordered ham and eggs in blank verse and discharged the cook with an epic.

    Waifs and Strays Part 1


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  • Wikipedia shows this as a team sport.

    Reminds me of the 'Chicken Fights' where 2 people are carried about piggybacked on someone else's shoulders, and the objective is to joust the other guy off of the person he's piggybacking - that was the Elementary School version of Jousting.

    March 9, 2013

  • Its a game, and there's not much to it.

    March 9, 2013