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spillikins

/ (ˈspɪlɪkɪnz) /
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noun

(functioning as singular) British a game in which players try to pick each spillikin from a heap without moving any of the othersAlso called: jackstraws

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
C18: from spill ² + diminutive ending. See -kin
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