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  • With careful tread he passed over a hopscotch court with its forgotten pickeystone.

    Ulysses

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  • I believe this refers to the stone children toss into the numbered spaces on a hopscotch board drawn or painted on the ground. Probably a slang term. I came across it in the quote from Ulysses referenced by brtom.

    October 24, 2014

  • With careful tread he passed over a hopscotch court with its forgotten pickeystone.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 5

    December 31, 2006