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Jackstones

noun
1.
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.  Synonym: jack.
2.
A game in which jackstones are thrown and picked up in various groups between bounces of a small rubber ball.  Synonyms: jacks, knucklebones.






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"Jackstones" Quotes from Famous Books



... betook themselves to hurling crags at each other, cudgeling with huge oak trees, and defying each other from one mountain top to another; while at times they shot enormous boulders of granite across at each other's heads, as though they had been mere jackstones. The battle, which had commenced on the mountains, had extended far west. The West was forced to give ground. Manabozho pressing on, drove him across rivers and mountains, ridges and lakes, till at last he got him to the ...
— The Junior Classics, Volume 1 • Willam Patten



Words linked to "Jackstones" :   child's game, knucklebones, jacks, jack, game equipment



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