Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BEDS, BEDDIES, n. The spaces chalked on the pavement for the playing of the game Peevers, q.v., or Hopscotch. The game itself. [bɛdz, ′bɛdz, ′bɛdiz]
Mearns 1929 J. B. Philip Weelum o' the Manse 31:
Bools for the boys, skipping ropes for the girls, beddies, peeries — each had a place in the circling year. Lth. a.1885 “J. Strathesk” More Bits from Blinkb. (1885) 33:
The “lassies' games” were . . . the “pickies” (or the “beds,” or the “Pall-all”) . . . and the “Chucks.” m.Lth. 1897 P. H. Hunter J. Armiger's Revenge viii.:
She was a girl again . . . playing at “the beds” in the village street. Dmf. 1894 J. Shaw in Trans. Dmf. Gall. Antiq. Soc. 143:
Beds, hop-scotch . . . but in Renfrewshire the game is known as the Peeverals.
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