sparrow dominoes

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See mah-jong

NounEdit

sparrow dominoes (uncountable)

  1. The game of mah-jong
    • ? the China Monthly Review
      There is probably no town in China where the click of the Sparrow dominoes is so little heard.
    • 1935 National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of English. Secondary Section - English Journal
      Even "Mah-Jongg," for example, is called "sparrow dominoes"—and very rightly, since that is what the Chinese word means to the Chinese.
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