bully-off

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bully-off
 
n
1.  a method by which a game is restarted after a stoppage. Two opposing players stand with the ball between them and alternately strike their sticks together and against the ground three times before trying to hit the ball
 
vb
2.  (intr, adverb) to restart play after a stoppage with a bully-off
 
[C19: perhaps from bully scrum in Eton football; of unknown origin]

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