Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements

Construct: Noun
Definition: A game. 'Pitch and Toss', '2-Up' (Australian).
Derivation: Coins are thrown at a jack. The person whose coin is nearest the jack is afforded the first opportunity to toss the coins. Should they come up 'heads' he keeps them, if 'harps' (or 'tails') the next man in the line tosses and so on until all the coins have been 'headed' and retained. The game then recommences. Bets may also be made on each toss.

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