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spillikins

Brit a game in which players try to pick each spillikin from a heap without moving any of the others

Spillikins

 

a collection of very small toy objects (plates, ladders, hats, sticks, and others). The game of spillikins consists of removing one toy after another from a pile of toys with a special hook without touching or scattering the remaining objects. In the figurative sense, to play at spillikins means to be occupied with trivialities.