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|Description=<p>per Brand and Jamieson. All but one player stands by a hole, holding a stick [called a &ldquo;cat.&rdquo;] The last player, holding a ball, gives a signal, and the others run to place their stick in the next adjacent hole before a ball enters it, or he will become the thrower.</p>
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|Description=<p>per Brand and Jamieson. All but one player stands by a hole, holding a stick [called a “cat.] The last player, holding a ball, gives a signal, and the others run to place their stick in the next adjacent hole before a ball enters it, or he will become the thrower.</p>
|Sources=<p><span>Brand,&nbsp;</span><em>Observations on the Popular Antiquities of&nbsp;Great Britain: The Origins of Our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions</em><span>., page 408.</span></p>
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|Sources=<p><span>Brand, </span><em>Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: The Origins of Our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions</em><span>., page 408.</span></p>
<p><span><span>J. Jamieson,&nbsp;</span><em>Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language</em><span>&nbsp;(</span>Edinburgh<span>, 1825), page 192. Jamiesson describes the game</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span>as being played in&nbsp;</span>County&nbsp;Fife<span>&nbsp;and perhaps elsewhere.</span></span></p>
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<p><span><span>J. Jamieson, </span><em>Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language</em><span> (</span>Edinburgh<span>, 1825), page 192. Jamiesson describes the game</span><span>  </span><span>as being played in </span>County Fife<span> and perhaps elsewhere.</span></span></p>
 
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per Brand and Jamieson. All but one player stands by a hole, holding a stick [called a “cat.”] The last player, holding a ball, gives a signal, and the others run to place their stick in the next adjacent hole before a ball enters it, or he will become the thrower.

Sources

Brand, Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: The Origins of Our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions., page 408.

J. Jamieson, Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (Edinburgh, 1825), page 192. Jamiesson describes the game  as being played in County Fife and perhaps elsewhere.

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