|Share page||Visit Us On FB|
PALLALL-PEG AND STICK
A Scottish name for " Hop Scotch."—Jamieson.
See "Hop Scotch."
A child's name for the simple game of throwing a ball from one to another.—Lowsley's Berkshire Glossary.
A boys' game, somewhat similar to " Duckstone." Each boy, when he threw his stone, had to say " Pay-swad," or he had to go down himself.—Holland's Cheshire Glossary.
A game played with pins: also called "Pinny Ninny," "Pedna-a mean," " Heads and Tails," a game of pins.—Courtenay's West Cornwall Glossary.
The game of " Hide and Seek." When the object is hidden the word " Peesie-weet " is called out.—Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire (Rev. W. Gregor).
See " Hide and Seek (2)."
Peg and Stick
The players provide themselves with short, stout sticks, and a peg (a piece of wood sharpened at one or both ends). A ring is made, and the peg is placed on the ground so as to balance. One boy then strikes it with his stick to make it spring or bounce up into the air; while in the air he strikes it with his stick, and sends it as far as he possibly can. His opponent declares the number of leaps in which the striker is to cover the distance the peg has gone. If successful, he counts the number of leaps to his score. If he fails, his opponent leaps, and, if successful, the number of leaps count to his score. He strikes the next time, and the same process is gone through.—Earls Heaton, Yorks. (Herbert Hardy).