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pitching pennies

noun
1.
a gambling game in which pennies are tossed to a mark or against a wall, the winner being the person whose penny lands closest to the mark or wall.
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  • We found Priscilla sitting cross-legged on the grass outside, pitching pennies.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • Mr. Barnes paused a moment to reprove a couple of urchins who were pitching pennies on the sidewalk.

    Paul the Peddler Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • He preferred to spend his leisure time in playing marbles or pitching pennies.

    The Telegraph Boy Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • That young gentleman was engaged in pitching pennies with a brother professional.

    The Telegraph Boy Horatio Alger, Jr.

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