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shove-halfpenny

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(Games, other than specified) Brit a game in which players try to propel old halfpennies or polished discs with the hand into lined sections of a wooden or slate board
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Noun1.shove-halfpenny - a game in which coins or discs are slid by hand across a board toward a mark
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Gone are the old stereotypes of drizzly piers, donkey rides and shove ha'penny.
At the time, he was a producer at Tyne Tees TV, but The Indoor League, hosted by a pintquaffing Fred Trueman who introduced contestants engaged in pub games such as bar billiards, arm-wrestling, shove ha'penny and, most significantly, darts would propel Sid to superstardom.
At the time, he was a producer at Tyne Tees TV, but The Indoor League, hosted by a pint-quaffing Fred Trueman who introduced contestants engaged in pub games such as bar billiards, armwrestling, shove ha'penny and, most significantly, darts, would propel Sid to super-stardom.
Who could resist watching games of shove ha'penny, bar billiards and skittles ("That's a good one; that's a flopper
Explore the miner's homes, the Methodist chapel and Board school, enjoy pitmen's games and pastimes like quoits and shove ha'penny and entertainment from the times.
It was in the Black Lion more than anywhere else that Dylan fitted comfortably into community life, drinking with locals, betting on the horses and playing cards, darts and shove ha'penny.
It opens the floodgates for the likes of All Star Bagatelle and Shove Ha'penny Lucky Stars.
After four years working at Durham University he made the move to television, first to Granada then in 1968 to Yorkshire TV where he created Indoor League, a cult TV show presented by cricket legend Fred "I'll si thee'" Trueman based on pub games including shove ha'penny, bar billiards, pool and darts.
But, who knows, an appeal to young people through fun games like shove ha'penny might just give a new generation a fresh taste for the traditional pub.
There were six comfortable bedrooms and even a games room with mini pool table and shove ha'penny.
We did not, for instance, see that populating the investment banking sector with people who made Lord Lucan's gambling habits look like shove ha'penny, would put Britain on a losing streak at the lucky strike casino.