Definition of Shove-ha'penny
1. Noun. A game in which coins or discs are slid by hand across a board toward a mark.
Generic synonyms: Board Game
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
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Literary usage of Shove-ha'penny
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. In Praise of Ale: Or, Songs, Ballads, Epigrams, & Anecdotes Relating to Beer by W. T. Marchant (1888)
"At shove ha'penny I used to take them in, And at tiddly-wink won lots of tin, 1 could sport velveteens, but the thought now grieves, I'm forced to put up ..."
2. Marie Corelli, the Writer and the Woman by Thomas F. G. Coates, Robert Stanley Warren Bell (1903)
"... and ministers, to the street-boys who stake their trifles on a race or a game of shove-ha'penny. There are bookmakers who, as the police records show, ..."
3. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1874)
"man with a frightfully-contused optic, who was playing a game of ' shove ha'penny' by himself on a bench at the other end of the room. ' 'Ow d'yer mean ? ..."
4. Known to the Police by Thomas Holmes (1908)
"... or " shove-ha'penny " alone, would attract hundreds of them, and certainly an organized competition of " pitch - and - toss " would attract thousands. ..."