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five stones

  1. the game of jacks played with five stones
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Historical Examples

  • This simple form of the game was generally played only by women and children, and was called pentalitha or five-stones.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8


  • A pleasing painting in the Museum of Naples represents goddesses playing at "Five-stones."

  • As the specimen given shows, it closely resembles the ancient game of "Five-stones."