• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strap-game the swindling game better known as Prick-the-garter, Fast-and-loose
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. strop, from A.S. stropp—L. struppus; cf. Gr. strophos, a twisted band.


In literature:

There's such a thing as playing the game even by us strap-hangers, you know.
"Who Cares?" by Cosmo Hamilton
If he died under the carrying-strap, he was determined to die game.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Next morning I found poor old Strap stiff and staring, and Thumbeline and Bran at their games just the same.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
Girls of five or six were playing games with sleeping infants strapped to their backs, and even boys were impressed into this nursery work.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
He had on snow-shoes, and strapped over his shoulder, a large leather game pouch sagged.
"Ross Grant Tenderfoot" by John Garland
Have your arm rubbed at intervals in the game, and wear a wrist strap.
"Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars" by Lester Chadwick

In news:

The board of directors of the financially strapped Bluebonnet Bowl voted Tuesday to cancel this year's game, scheduled for Dec 31, and to try to begin again in 1989.
While many of us dread the short walk from our house to the driveway, she gamely straps on her snowshoes , flicks on her headlamp and braves a 60-minute trek to reach her car.
Jeremy Stenberg talks to ESPN FMX about Red Bull X-Fighters, X Games and his new clothing line with Travis Barker's Famous Stars and Straps.
Kobe Bryant wears a heating pad strapped to his back to alleviate back spasms as he waits to return to the game Thursday night against the Knicks.
Every new iPod touch comes with a color -matched iPod touch loop, a clever and convenient wrist strap you can use while taking photos, recording video and playing games.
Although the plastic versions that come with the game work perfectly well, strapping on a real wooden Fender Stratocaster adds some authenticity to the experience.
After stepping outside Southern Conference play for three straight games, Furman (1-3, 0-1 SoCon) will now strap it on for seven consecutive SoCon clashes beginning this Saturday at home against Western Carolina (1-3, 0-2 SoCon).