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Lóggats. n.s.

Loggats is the ancient name of a play or game, which is one of the unlawful games enumerated in the thirty-third statute of Henry VIII. It is the same which is now called kittlepins, in which boys often make use of bones instead of wooden pins, throwing at them with another bone instead of bowling. Hanmer.

Did these bones cost no more the breeding, but to play at loggats with them. Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Sources: Shakespeare's Hamlet (60) · Hanmer, Thomas (11)

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