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coconut shy

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(Games, other than specified) a fairground stall in which balls are thrown to knock coconuts off stands
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There are countless other novelties, some like Players Navy Cut tins (PS80-PS120) and a Peak Frean Coconut Shies game tin, pictured above, (PS225-PS325) still with their original contents.
These events stretch back, down this old-veined country, where folk-singing, morris-dancing and even village stocks still have a place, along with stewed tea, diluted orange juice, coconut shies, seedcake, hooka-duck barrels, Gipsy fortune tellers - and bookstalls selling tattered Dandy albums from the 1970s, featuring Korky the Cat.
Ieuan shouldered his way along the crowded avenues between the gaudy hoop-la stalls, coconut shies, and merry-go- rounds, his eyes taking in the scene.
There's a full funfair, including coconut shies and pond-dipping, as well as ride and bouncy castles for free.
Step back in time for traditional attractions like swing boats, coconut shies and a 'test your strength' hammer - and the whole family can take part in a school lesson.
Smells of hot dogs and hamburgers fill the air Parents and children seem without a care Waltzers sway and turn, must hold bar To survive this you are a moving star Coconut shies just touch one to win You missed again, is that such a sin Fortune tellers wait for you to call Rose Lee tells you writings on the wall Future's in your hands, enjoy your trip Ride on show people enjoy the blip
Mums and dads will line up for traditional fairground stalls, hook-a-duck, swingboats and coconut shies, while face-painting and balloon-modelling will keep youngsters amused.
The day's events included a raffle, bouncy castle, face painting and coconut shies.
The event, opened by British Ambassador Iain Lindsay, also featured stalls selling a variety of goods, including food with a distinctive British theme, as well as activities and traditional games, including coconut shies.
Hapless curates and sporty teachers will be clamped in the stocks, so that giggling children can pelt them with wet sponges, while rubbertipped arrows slap their targets and the coconut shies wobble.
But the highlight of the fair for the children would still be the coconut shies and the various games of skill where you could win a huge teddy bear or a cuddly, long woolly snake -- and, of course, the cotton candy and the ride through the House of Horrors.
The new soft nuts might be unsuitable for coconut shies, but they are expected to appeal to consumers as an ingredient in oriental dishes, curries, soups and desserts, while the clear milk is "ideal for cocktails".