mumblety peg

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Originally from mumble +‎ the +‎ peg.

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mumblety peg (uncountable)

  1. (US) Any of several forms of a game in which a jackknife is thrown so that it sticks into the ground close to the player's feet.
    • 1967, William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Vintage 2004, p. 296:
      Others played mumbletypeg with rusty stolen jackknives, or simply drowsed in the sunlight, waking now and then to exchange their sorry belongings [...].
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