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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


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  • 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