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(shinty) the wooden stick used to hit the ball
Word Origin
C19: from Gaelic
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  • He had the caman still in his hand, and he tossed it in the air.

    The Lost Pibroch Neil Munro
  • Our modern cricket and hockey are only forms of the old game of caman.

  • It seemed good news when the guide told me that there were mosquitoes in the marshes of caman.

  • The foreshore at caman is low and marshy where the salt water covers the outer edge of the delta.

  • In central and northern Peru the coastal region has aspects quite different from those about caman.

  • The following discussion relates to that portion of the coast between Mollendo and caman.

  • The largest deposits lie several hours ride south of caman, where locally they attain a thickness of several hundred feet.

  • He did not understand at first, for if he was smart on the caman ball, 'twas slow in the ways of women he was.

    The Lost Pibroch Neil Munro
  • The blow given by a hurler to the ball with his caman or hurley is always called a puck.

  • From Hacienda Cantas to caman we had to pass the western desert for a distance of 45 miles.

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