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a board game in which players attempt to transfer their pieces from their own to their opponents' bases
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C19: from Greek halma leap, from hallesthai to leap
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  • A halma man, with an inborn taste for machinery, had long pined to leave the gathering of pine-apples to others.

    The Magic City Edith Nesbit
  • The degraded halma men were watching them from a distance, in whispering groups.

    The Magic City Edith Nesbit
  • Your halma man as you buy him in a box is ever a bit of a starveling.

    Wings and the Child E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • I must continue my normal life, I must play halma with my mother, and slang the gardeners if they are lazy.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • Coming near the wire for the first time, halma took the lead, and to make the story short, held it easily to the end.

  • The present position in the challenge for the World's halma Championship is this.

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