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WHAT DOES TIDDLYWINKS MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Tiddlywinks is an indoor game played on a flat felt mat with sets of small discs called "winks", a pot, which is the target, and a collection of squidgers, which are also discs. Players use a "squidger": a disk used to propel a wink into flight by pressing down on the edge of a wink, thereby flicking it into the air. The objective of the game is to score points by sending your own winks into the pot and preventing the opponent from "squopping" your winks by placing your own winks on top of them. As part of strategic gameplay, players often attempt to squop their opponents' winks and develop, maintain and break large piles of winks. Tiddlywinks is sometimes considered a simpleminded, frivolous children's game, rather than a strategic, adult game. However, the modern competitive adult game of tiddlywinks made a strong comeback at the University of Cambridge in 1955. The modern game uses far more complex rules and a consistent set of high-grade equipment. The rest of this article concerns the adult game.
The translations of tiddlywinks from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tiddlywinks» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TIDDLYWINKS» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tiddlywinks» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tiddlywinks» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tiddlywinks
QUOTES WITH «TIDDLYWINKS»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word tiddlywinks.
When Phil Taylor is in the field - no matter whether it's tiddlywinks or the world championship at Alexandra Palace - he is the man to beat.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TIDDLYWINKS»
Discover the use of tiddlywinks in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tiddlywinks and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Tiddlywinks: The Little Horse with THREE EARS
Johnny goes to auction with his heart set on a horse of his own. Tiddlywinks, the little horse with three ears, is alone and for sale. Little Sammy is afraid and lost in the woods. Join the adventure as the three of them find each other.
Rex B. Valentine, 2007
Tiddlywinks: Make and Do
But most importantly, these are ways in which children are able to meet with God and discover the truths of the Bible.
Maggie Barfield, 2008
The Stratford Adventure of Adrian & Tiddlywinks
Set in the early days of the Stratford Festival Theatre, this is the story about a shy, bullied, cross-eyed boy and an adventurous friendly mouse who both want to be actors.
John Sullivan Hayes, 2012
Tiddlywinks: An Illustrated Celebration of Squidgers, Squops ...
Tiddlywinks began as an 18th century Victorian parlor game and was trademarked as Tiddledy-Winks in 1889 and has remained popular ever since.
Heidi Geffen, 2014
Nothing to Do with Sex on the Net
Jimmy snapped at me “I've waited 40 years for this rematch so get your
tiddlywinks out and get playing," I told him I had better things to do, but I would
meet him the following day in the local pub at noon for the rematch! He agreed
and the next ...
Steve Robinson, 2006
Weekly World News
A receptionist has discovered the stuffy nose she's had most of her life was
caused by a tiddlywinks chip that lodged there 20 years ago! Groom, 81, jilts
deceiving bride An 81-year-old groom stalked out on his 69-year-old bride
because she ...
Tiddlywinks' Christmas Adventure
Tiddlywinks, a brave and silly hamster has a daring and fun Christmas adventure.
Mariah Wilson, 2013
The Rainy Day Book
MY FAMILY HAS just rediscovered tiddlywinks. I'm not sure why sending little
coloured discs of plastic plinking into a pot — or not as the case may often be —
is quite so amusing, but it is. Tiddlywinks goes back to Victorian times (patented
Helen Brooks, 2012
A God-Made Millionaire
Case Study 2: Professional Tiddlywinks Let's say, for example, that I play
tiddlywinks. Let's say that I play really well. If I am the only person in the world
who knows how to play tiddlywinks and every person in the world wants to watch
me play ...
Steve Main, 2008
Teaching Kids to Spell For Dummies
Were you aware that in the United Kingdom there is an English Tiddlywinks
Association and a tiddlywinks society at each of the la-di-da universities, Oxford
and Cambridge? Hmm, I bet you weren't. Neither was I. But now I am and what's
Tracey Wood, 2011
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TIDDLYWINKS»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tiddlywinks is used in the context of the following news items.
Andy Lee: It ain't tiddlywinks, we're going in there to take each …
“This ain't tiddlywinks,” he'd say. “After the fight, we'll shake hands and maybe we will before the fight too. But we're going in there to take each other's heads off. «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
Jeb Bush on GOP primary: 'This isn't tiddlywinks we're playing'
This isn't tiddlywinks we're playing, but at the same time I think there's going to be an awareness that we have to win. If we're going to fix these things, we have to ... «Washington Times, Jun 15»
Cambridge's own UK champion: meet Tiddlywinks master Dr Patrick …
Their sport of choice was tiddlywinks, as molecular physicist and reigning UK champ Dr Patrick Barrie went head to head with US titan Larry Khan, the ... «Cambridge News, May 15»
Watch notorious junior hockey heckler defend himself on local news
But he just might get you with a zinger involving knitting and tiddlywinks. ... handle a bit of heckling at the rink, they should stick to tiddlywinks and Playstation.". «Los Angeles Times, Mar 15»
George North: There will always be a risk of concussion when you …
'It's not table tennis or tiddlywinks, it's a contact sport and you are going to get some bangs. Unfortunately they were all on my chin. 'It's nice to be back in the ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
The State of the Union: Obama is Playing Hardball; Republicans …
The State of the Union: Obama is Playing Hardball; Republicans Tiddlywinks. Michael Hammond | Jan 25, 2015. Michael Hammond. Share on Facebook. «Town Hall, Jan 15»
Tiddlywinks Nursery gets its new home in Deighton
A fireworks display was held to mark the official opening of Tiddlywinks Nursery at Deighton – while Kirklees councillor Jean Calvert was on hand to cut a ribbon. «Huddersfield Examiner, Nov 14»
Tiddlywinks-Funner loop in the Wanoga trail complex
On the 7-mile-long Tiddlywinks, I found myself pedaling uphill over man-made jumps and dismounting my bike to scramble up steep, rock-strewn sections. «Bend Bulletin, Oct 14»
Deer Tick to Cover Beatles, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello Albums for …
On December 26th, the band will play NRBQ's jazz-rock favorite Tiddlywinks along with their own debut LP, 2007's War Elephant. The band is also set to cover ... «RollingStone.com, Sep 14»
Britain can still be sporting champions... in tiddlywinks
Tiddlywinks. It takes real dexterity to become the champion of tiddlywinks: the game where you flick small disks into a central hole. There may be a North ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 14»
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