Hornie-Holes (also Kittie-Cat)

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Game Hornie-Holes (also Kittie-Cat)
Game Family Fungo Fungo
Eras Predecessor
Invented No
Description

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.

Sources

J. Jamieson, Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (Edinburgh, 1825), page 592-593.

Comment

An obscure poem reportedly recited during this game seems to suggest it was played din Scotland.  See Alice Bertha Gomme, The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (London, D. Nutt, 1894), page unspecified. 



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