hopscotch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hopscotch a game in which a child tosses a stone into an area drawn on the ground and then hops through it and back to regain the stone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hopscotch A child's game, in which a player, hopping on one foot, drives a stone from one compartment to another of a figure traced or scotched on the ground; -- called also hoppers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hopscotch A children's game in which the player, while hopping on one leg, drives a disk of stone or a fragment of tile with the foot from one compartment to another of an oblong figure traced or scotched (scored) on the ground, neither the stone nor the foot being allowed to rest on a line.
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Usage

In literature:

Some played at marbles, at hopscotch, at ball.
"The Adventures of Pinocchio" by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
With careful tread he passed over a hopscotch court with its forgotten pickeystone.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
In China you will often see boys playing hopscotch or spinning peg-tops.
"Highroads of Geography" by Anonymous
There was sailing, rowing, swimming, and hopscotch.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
He doesn't play hopscotch.
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
And I don't feel at all like permitting you to run wild in town when I'm away and playing hopscotch on the lawn with Drina!
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
Ball and marbles and hopscotch were tabooed.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The girls (and sometimes the boys) play a very elaborate kind of hopscotch.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
We played hopscotch, which is good training for the calves of the legs.
"Christopher Crayon's Recollections The Life and Times of the late James Ewing Ritchie as told by himself" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In poetry:

The boatswain's mate was very sedate,
Yet fond of amusement too;
And he played hopscotch with the starboard watch
While the captain tickled the crew.
"The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles Edward Carryl

In news:

HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FESTIVAL BRINGS 120 BANDS TO DOWNTOWN RALEIGH SEPT 9-11, 2010 Public Enemy, Panda Bear , Broken Social Scene to headline.
Steve Dalachinsky and Matthew Shipp Phenomena of Interference Hopscotch Records.
ON a recent afternoon in a Riverside Park playground, a slender, dark-haired man was introducing his 2-year-old boy to hopscotch.
He hopscotched all over the country peddling his wares.
Hopscotch is a study in contrasts.
Student Media photographers Katherine Hoke and Sam O'Brien went back downtown for Day Two of the third annual Hopscotch Music Festival.
HEIDI RHEA AND JULIE PECCEDI (left to right) in their hip new children's consignment store, Hopscotch .
Public Enemy, Broken Social Scene Lead Hopscotch Fest.
Candidates Hopscotch Through Battleground States in Final Bid.
Hopscotch 's New Asian Fusion.
So Manos-Jones coordinated a continental hopscotch for it.
Following Hopscotch last weekend is SPARKcon in downtown Raleigh this weekend, and the following weekend is the Carrboro Music Festival in Carrboro.
The second annual Hopscotch Music Festival turned Raleigh into what was basically an indie rock fan's wet dream.
Here's an exclusive new video from Ramon and Jessica, a local San Francisco duo that hopscotches folk, pop, and freaky experimental.
This isn't your just your average hopscotch game on the sidewalk.
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