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- n. Plural form of jackstone.
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- n. game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks
- n. a game in which jackstones are thrown and picked up in various groups between bounces of a small rubber ball
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(or pebbles) used in the game of dibstones, also called jackstones or, more usually nowadays, jacks.
He left the lad at liberty to spend the rest of the day as he chose, and, early in the afternoon, he proposed to his sister that they should engage in that old game of "jackstones" with which I am sure you are familiar.
Because, by Zeus, said Sospis, I see the children playing odd and even with jackstones and the Academics with words.
A flute-a pair of sandals far too big for Vetch-a set of jackstones, a set of dice-
One of the players scatters the pebbles on the ground in the center of the circle, as jackstones are scattered.
"You see, I was playing jackstones with Nellie Yarrow, and afterward I-- I left them in my pocket --" Sister's voice trailed off.
She ran and got her ball and the two little friends sat down on the concrete walk to play jackstones, heedless of the hot morning sun.
They allowed the partners of their campaign to do so, but for themselves they sent only some jackstones to their children.
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I soon came across him: he was playing jackstones with some other boys in the church-porch.
"We played jackstones," she said indulgently, after a moment of thought, "and then I went to school, of course, and -- oh, I guess we cut out paper dolls."