• Hop-Scotch
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Scotch-hop a child's game: hop-scotch
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In literature:

Who can understand the intricacies of "hop-scotch" or the fascination of "tod"?
"London's Underworld" by Thomas Holmes
He adopted its shibboleths, fought when he must, went through the annual routine of marbles, tops, kites, hop scotch, and baseball.
"The Vision Spendid" by William MacLeod Raine
It is a mixture of "hop-scotch" and shuffleboard played with a crutch.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
To put it familiarly, they are like a child's field of hop-scotch.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
It is a mixture of "hop-scotch" and shuffleboard played with a crutch.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 1 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Every few yards was a hop-scotch diagram.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
You now have a prepared patch that can be used for hop-scotch, shove-halfpenny, Rugby football or curling.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 146., January 21, 1914" by Various
Troops of children played at leap-frog, high-spy, jack-stones, bean-bag, hop-scotch, and tag.
"Different Girls" by Various
That's mere old hop-Scotch for Panchito.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
Here already in the cold third story were Grace Jones and Martin Drake, skipping about in a game of hop-scotch to keep warm.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
One game that seems a great favourite with the children is called 'Hop-scotch,' or 'London Town.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
The soldiers who are home on leave turn in revolt from that to hop-scotch.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
There was a season for marbles, for hop-scotch, for tops, and for kites.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
They played "Hop-scotch" and "Run-sheep-run," And "Frog-in-the-meadow," and "Pull-away!
"A Little Freckled Person" by Mary Carolyn Davies
Later again there is tip-cat for the boys, and hop-scotch for the girls.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 8, May 1886, No. 7." by Various
Society is such a hop-scotch affair that our coffers are never empty.
"The Missioner" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Hop-scotch met with a like fate.
"Digby Heathcote" by W.H.G. Kingston
They soon grew so excited that they had to stop and play a little hop-scotch tournament.
"Baby Jane's Mission" by Reginald Parnell
Hop-scotch is as ancient as the hills, and is played in Turkey in much the same way as with us.
"Turkey" by Julius R. Van Millingen
A year ago, on a certain January morning, Billy had been called away from a delightful game of hop-scotch.
"The Little Princess of Tower Hill" by L. T. Meade

In news:

Where recess meets happy hour' Gastro- pub Hops Scotch opens doors in Jersey City financial district.
Eric Lacy There appears to be plans for a hop scotch event next month that could set a world record.
This weekend, something for everyone - from Drunken Hop Scotch to catching up with Kermit.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and their running mates are hop scotching from one battleground state to another in a furious bid for last-minute support in a race that remains a statistical dead heat.
Swirl, Sniff, and Sip at the Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival.
Where recess meets happy hour' Gastro-pub Hops Scotch opens doors in Jersey City financial district.
Together- we can "hop scotch" in, out and around these massive creatures.
Hop, Scotch and Slide Benefit.
Hop Scotch 2011 at Fremont Studios.