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Quoits

Quoits, a game which consists in throwing a flat ring of iron at some fixed object. It is usually played between two iron pins called "hobs," which are fixed in the ground about nineteen yards apart, the object of the thrower being to make his quoit fall in such a position that the hob shall be surrounded by the ring. This secures a double score, the scoring being otherwise regulated in the same way as in bowls. The antagonists may be either single players or several players arranged in two sides. Each player throws two quoits, the diameter of which is limited by rule to eight inches, the weight being undetermined. After each round the players remove to the opposite hob. In throwing it is necessary to give the quoit a slightly rotary motion by means of the wrist.