Cockal
Cockal Cock"al, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] 1. A game played with sheep's bones instead of dice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. The bone used in playing the game; -- called also {huckle bone}. [Obs.] --Nares. [1913 Webster]

A little transverse bone Which boys and bruckeled children call (Playing for points and pins) cockal. --Herrick. [1913 Webster]


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  • cockal — cock·al …   English syllables

  • cockal — ˈkäkəl noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown 1. obsolete : the knucklebone especially of a sheep 2. : a game played with knucklebones : dibs …   Useful english dictionary

  • huckle bone — Cockal Cock al, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] 1. A game played with sheep s bones instead of dice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The bone used in playing the game; called also {huckle bone}. [Obs.] Nares. [1913 Webster] A little transverse bone Which boys… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock-all — see cockal …   Useful english dictionary

  • cocklebone — obs. f. cockal bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • cokeall — see cockal, cockall …   Useful english dictionary

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