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In Gomme's 1898 survey, she includes the following sentence in an account of the game of waggles:
"A game called 'Whacks' is played in a similar way [to that of Waggles, a form of tip-cat] -- London streets."
Alice Bertha Gomme, The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (New York; Dover, 1964 – reprinted from two volumes printed in 1894 and 1898), page 329.
Gomme cites her source as F. H. Low, Strand Magazine, November 1891.
A 2017 web search for <whacks london street game> returns only the Gomme source.
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