Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1spillikinsanother term for jackstraws‘Playing spillikins is a suitable occupation for the very young, indoors.’
- ‘We sailed east on a floating palace that offered myriad activities, such as mumblety-peg, spillikins and ring-a-levio.’
- ‘Clearing the objects from the Antechamber was like playing a gigantic game of spillikins.’
2A splinter or fragment.
piece, bit, particle, speck
- ‘‘He went through it with the meat-axe,’ said John; ‘It's all in spillikins in the back garden.’’
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