oche

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oche

(ˈɒkɪ)
n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) darts the mark or ridge on the floor behind which a player must stand to throw
[of unknown origin; perhaps connected with obsolete oche to chop off, from Old French ocher to cut a notch in]

oche

(toe line) Line from behind which the player throws. It is 7ft 9in from the board.
References in classic literature ?
He said that if he had thought we were to have a game of blind hockey with the dinner he would have got a bit of bread and cheese outside.
How she did it, she never knew, but for the next few minutes she worked as if possessed, blindly obeying Laurie, who was quite self-possessed, and lying flat, held Amy up by his arm and hockey stick till Jo dragged a rail from the fence, and together they got the child out, more frightened than hurt.
Indeed, he told me his danger then lay in his believing he had not been pursued that way; for they had gone from Hockey quite another way, and had come over the enclosed country into Brickhill, not by the road, and were sure they had not been seen by anybody.