Jackstone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jackstone A game played with five small stones or pieces of metal. See 6th Chuck. Also called jacks. See jack12}, n.
    • Jackstone One of the pebbles or pieces used in the game of jackstones.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jackstone One of a set of pebbles, or of small cast-iron pieces with rounded projections, which children throw up and try to catch in various ways, as one, or two, or more at a time on the back of the hand, etc., as in the game of dibs. See dib.
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Usage

In literature:

I soon came across him: he was playing jackstones with some other boys in the church-porch.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
Their cemeteries were spacious avenues, and children played jackstones on the tombs.
"The Wonders of Pompeii" by Marc Monnier
Maida soon learned how to play jackstones and, at the end of the second week, she was almost as proficient as Rosie with the top.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Our jackstones, by the way, were not stones but bones.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
And still Split remained at the door, and still Sissy played jackstones.
"The Madigans" by Miriam Michelson
That he had no jackstones was of small moment to him.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
One of the players scatters the pebbles on the ground in the center of the circle, as jackstones are scattered.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The rehearsed flirtation between Kate and Judge Tiffany faded into a game of jackstones on the floor.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
That he had no jackstones was of small moment to him.
"Out of Mulberry Street" by Jacob A. Riis
A Dutch boy, whose father's name was Van Niekerk, was playing jackstones.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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