Chiefly British A mark aimed at in tossing contests.
Chiefly British The throw in a throwing contest.
a casino game by which trinkets tend to be set upon sticks, becoming tossed at because of the players; -- so called from a historical preferred sport which consisted in shying or putting cudgels at live dicks.
An object at which stones are flung.
a game title where trinkets tend to be set upon sticks, is tossed at by the people; -- so called from a historical preferred sport which consisted in “shying” or putting cudgels at live cocks.
An object where rocks tend to be flung.
The work of tossing rocks or any other missiles at a mark or target.
the thing from which the shy is created; a mark or target.
A booth or any other establishment, as at a good, in which for a tiny cost one may secure the privilege of getting a particular few shies at some object, particularly a negro's head, and obtain a prize (a cigar or even the want) if successful.
A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed or by which things are represented as much greater or less better or worse than they really are a statement exaggerated fancifully through excitement or for effect...