Cockshy

Cock"shy`

(?), n. 1. A game in which trinkets are set upon sticks, to be thrown at by the players; -- so called from an ancient popular sport which consisted in "shying" or throwing cudgels at live cocks.
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2. An object at which stones are flung.
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"Making a cockshy of him," replied the hideous small boy.
Dickens.
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