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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HECKERY-PECKERY, n. 1. A boys' game. Cf. Hickety Bickety.Gsw. 1899 Gsw. Herald (23 Dec.):
There were two games which I can remember were great favourites, “Heckery-peckery” and “King Henry,” played chiefly in summer.

2. A mix-up (Gsw. 1900).

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