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Cockshy meaning

Cockshy - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. An object at which stones are flung.
  2. 2. A game in which trinkets are set upon sticks, to be thrown at by the players; - so called from an ancient popular sport which consisted in shying or throwing cudgels at live cocks.

Cockshy - examples of usage

  1. " Let's have one for a cockshy. - "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.
  2. " We will make a cockshy of you if you don't look out," said one; and another actually threw a stone at him, an example which others were preparing to follow, when Crawley, with a group of boys who had seen nothing of the early part of the business, came up, and seemed inclined to take the Italian's part. - "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.
  3. Such a transformation cannot come unless we are genuinely ashamed that Britain should be a sponge; unless we truly wish to make her again sound metal, ringing true, instead of a splay- footed creature, dependent for vital nourishment on oversea supplies- a cockshy for every foe. - "Another Sheaf", John Galsworthy.
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