Nine men's morris

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nine men's morris See Morris.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nine men's morris an old English game in which a figure of squares, one within another, was marked out on aboard or on the turf, and eighteen pieces or stones, nine for each side, were moved alternately as at draughts—also Nine men's merils
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. morisco, Moorish—Sp. moro, a Moor.

Usage

In literature:

Mill, name for nine-men's-morris, 413.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
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