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I could not ask what games he meant, fearing that I might smile in his face if he should say crokinole, tiddledy-winks, or button-button.
Reveries of a Schoolmaster Francis B. Pearson
Politics -- a deformity of the imagination; a game of tiddledy-winks played with guns and souls.
Erik Dorn Ben Hecht 1929
It would cost them all a good deal more if they sat like lumps on a log and played tiddledy-winks while Shelgrim sold out from under them.
The Octopus : A story of California Frank Norris 1886
It is a shame, of the burning variety, that a State as wealthy as New York doesn't and won't provide country schools with playgrounds big enough for anything but tiddledy-winks! "declared Miss Selden.
Copper Streak Trail Eugene Manlove Rhodes 1901
chained_bear commented on the word tiddledy-winks
Original spelling of the game of tiddlywinks. Trademark registerd in England in 1889 by Joseph Assheton Fincher. Preferred spelling tiddlywinks first used in 1894.
August 27, 2008