spillikin


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a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws

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However, when the bundle of long bones was introduced, it may have simply fallen fan-wise, as at the beginning of a game of pick-up-sticks or spillikins.
Some of the most popular among these handicrafts were games, games boxes, dominoes, playing cards, chess sets, teetotums (gambling spinning tops), spillikins and other pastimes, which were particularly popular with the French.
The end result is like a man-sized game of spillikins.
In much the same way, we learn that the teakettle in the hearth belonged to Kate Greenaway, while the nearby display case contains (among other things) a hand-plane mislaid on the premises by a seventeenth-century carpenter; spillikins, fish counters and letters used in games with no connection to Austen, other than the fact that she would have known what they are; silver-tipped bottles that belonged to her niece Mary Jane and a box that was Fanny's.