old sledge

Origin of old sledge

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Words Nearby old sledge

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How to use old sledge in a sentence

  • Papa, with one or two cronies, was playing "old sledge" in the smoking compartment.

    Warrior Gap | Charles King
  • The colonel timed himself by counting the games of old sledge that were played.

  • They're bringin' in their blamed telephones now and malaria and aigue and old sledge, and fun might as well skip out.

    Remarks | Bill Nye
  • She pulled her rude old sledge alongside his bunk, and kissed him, and showed him how to shift and drop himself upon the plank.

    Marriage | H. G. Wells
  • It was such a bitter day that we worked only three hours and came back to the house and played old sledge by the fireside.

    The Light in the Clearing | Irving Bacheller