1 (spillikins) [treated as singular] A game played with a heap of small rods of wood, bone, or plastic, in which players try to remove one at a time without disturbing the others.
- 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.
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