Hornie-Holes (also Kittie-Cat)
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per Jamieson (1825.) Two teams of two boys, defend their holes with a sticks, described as like a walking sticks, against a cat (“a piece of stick, and frequently a sheep’s horn”) thrown “at some distance” by their opposite numbers.
J. Jamieson, Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (Edinburgh, 1825), page 592-593.
An obscure poem reportedly recited during this game seems to suggest it was played in Scotland. See Alice Bertha Gomme, The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (London, D. Nutt, 1894), page unspecified.Edit with form to add a comment
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