|From:||John Fisher <john@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 22, 1999, 20:37|
In message <19990522021659.17196.qmail@...>, Adam Walker
>>From: FFlores <fflores@...>
>>Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 22:05:31 -0300
>>I don't have time to do right now, but in the
>>meantime I'd like to know what is pitch-and-toss,
>Pitch-and-toss sounds like gambling with dice or some such.
Shorter Oxford Dictionary says:
A game of combined skill and chance. Each player pitches a coin at a
mark; the one whose coin lies nearest to the mark then tosses all the
coins and keeps those that turn up "head"; the one whose coin lay next
in order does the same with the remaining ones, and so on, until none
I don't suppose Kipling is advocating gambling as such, btw; just that
you should be prepared to risk everything if it's important enough.
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