A score-card? A rule-book? A handicap certificate? A team-sheet? A betting-slip? A dance-card? A note from matron?
Schott’s Sporting, Gaming, & Idling Miscellany casts its net wide across the sporting field – from the Noble Art and the Beautiful Game, to the Sport of Kings and the Gentle Craft. But all this frenetic activity is bound to be tiring, so the armchair athlete will find board games, parlour games, drinking games, and gambling. And, in pursuit of the complete spectrum of human (in)activity, Schott’s Sporting, Gaming, & Idling Miscellany turns its attention to the ultimate pastimes of indolence, from cards, crosswords, and shadow patterns to bathing, sleeping, and dreaming.
The Contents of the Sporting, Gaming, & Idling Index
Abide With Me | Ace of Spades | Altitude, activity at | Amyclaean Silence | Angler’s calendar | Anne, Princess | Archimedes | Arrobas | Ashes | -athlons | Austen on baseball vs books | Back to square one | Backgammon | Backgammon, joy of | Backwards sports | Baits, coarse fishing | Ball sizes, comparative | Ballroom dancing times | ‘Bandit’, folding ‘the’ | Bannister, Roger | Baths, bathing, & Eureka! | Batons, relay race | bbc Sports Personality | ‘Beating’, ‘one hell of a’ | Beckham’s body art | Below the belt | Betting odds slang | Billiards, scoring | Bingo calls | Bird, Harold ‘Dickie’ | Blind sportsmen | Blues, Oxbridge | Bodyline | Boléro | Bond vs Drax | Bonneteau | Bookmaker’s wisdom | Boomerang, typology | Bosie | Boule, buttocks, & Fanny | Bowling, spin- | Boxing, belt | Boxing, down & out counts | Boxing, French | Boxing, nicknames | Boxing, Queensberry Rules | Bridge, hand nicknames | Bridge, scoring | Bull run, Pamplona | Bull run, Stamford | Bullfighting, handkerchiefs | Bullfighting, Hemingway on | Bullfighting, pardons | Bumblepuppy | Bumper-sticker, innuendo | Buttons | Buzkashi | Caber tossing | Cadmean Victory | Calorie expenditure | Cambridge night climbing | Canasta scoring | Cards, characters | Cards, international packs | Cards, nicknames | Cards, quotations | Cards, Tarot | Cards, tax | Casino hierarchy | Channel, swimming the | Character assassination | Cheating, Bond vs Drax | Cheating, notable | Checkmate | Cheese rolling | Chess, notation | Chess, quotes | Chess, unlikely invention of | Chesterfield on triflers | Chief Sneak, Mr | Christmas trees | Chukkas, polo | Circuits, Formula 1 | Citius, altius, fortius | Classics & grudge matches | Clickety click | Climbing, Cambridge night | Club nomenclature, golf | Cluedo characters | Clyde | Collectors and collections | Compulsive gambling | Conjurors, tips for | Conkers | Corinthians | Craps | Crescent, Mornington | Cresta Run | Cricket, dismissals | Cricket, ducks | Cricket, equestrian | Cricket, French | Cricket, Hollywood | Cricket, pub | Cricket, sledging | Cricket, umpiring signals | Cricket, wicket specifications | Croquet, Alice and | Croquet, America | Croquet, hoop order | Crossword, clues, cryptic | Crossword, first newspaper | Crossword, setters | Crossword, Wodehouse on | Crusaders, gambling | Curious sports of note | Curling | Cycling, women and | Darts terms | Death, ‘Talk’ | Deaths, by laughter | Deaths, notable sporting | Dentressangle, Norbert | Derbies, classics, &c. | Dice, God and | Dice, odds | Dice, rigged | Dickens on idlers | ‘Dickie’ Bird | Discus specifications | Diving, scoring | Dolpholina | Doodles, classification of | Doosra | Down & out boxing counts | Drag racing | Drax vs Bond | Dreams & dreaming | Dreams, fraud’s interpretation | Drinking game administration | Ducks, cricketing | Ducks, drakes, rams, & ewes | Dumb crambo | Dwyle Flunking | Elephant polo | Emu | Endurance races | Ennui, Pascal on | Equestrian, cricket | Equestrian, nomenclature | Escape to Victory teamsheet | Eton Boating Song | Exercise & fitness | Falconry, hierarchy | Falconry, language of | Families, Happy | Fanny, boule, buttocks, & | Father’s advice to his son, a | Fencing blades | Ferrets, golden | Film, sporting, gaming, &c. | Find the Lady | Fishing, baits, coarse | Fishing, hook size & anatomy | Fishing, lures, fly- | Fitness & exercise | Flipper | Fly-fishing lures | Focal dystonia, yips &c | Folding, fortune-teller | Football, against | Football, League twelve | Football, line decisions | Football, mascots | Football, offside rule | Football, Stonyhurst | Forehead detective | Forfeits, parlour game | Formula 1, circuits | Formula 1, flags | Formula 1, pit crew | Fortune-teller folding | Fox hunting terms | Fraud’s dream interpretation | French, boxing | French, cricket rules | ‘Frizzle’, ‘Old’ | Gambling, compulsive | Gambling, terminology | Game, weight of | Ghosts | Gladiators | God & dice | ‘Going’ conditions | Golden ferrets | Goldfinger, Auric | Golf, club nomenclature | Golf, deadly sins of | Golf, Grand Slam events | Golf, honour | Golf, iron loft angles | Golf, stroke nomenclature | Googly | ‘Goose’, ‘Pulling the’ | Gowers-Round, Wilfred | Grace & sportsmanship, W.G. | Grand Slam, golf | Grand Slam, tennis | Greyhound, qualities | Greyhound, trap colours | Gurning | Gymnastic events | Ha’penny, shove | Haka | Hand shadows, casting | Handedness, racecourse | Handkerchiefs & bullfighting | Hands, feet, & horses | Happy Families | Hat-tricks | Hierarchy, of (in)action | Hierarchy, of falconry | Hollywood Cricket Club | Honour, golfing | Hopscotch | Horse, colour nomenclature | Horse, fifteen good points | Horse, racing colours | Horse, winning margins | Houdini’s code | Hull, Rod | Hunting terms, fox | Idle, money | Idle, worms | Idleness, Chesterfield on | Idleness, Dickens on | Idleness, quotations | Idleness, remedy for | Idleness, Thatcher on youthful | Immortal Game | Incest, morris dancing & | Innuendo, cheap | Inquisition, crosswords & the | Ironing, extreme | ‘It’ | ‘It’, choosing | Jerking, sleeping & | Jersey colours, Tour de France | ‘Johnners’ | Join-the-dot puzzles | Jousts, scoring | Jugglers | Kabaddi-Kabaddi-&c. | Karate belts | Kipling on Xmas shooting | Kirkwall Ba’ | Knight’s Tour | Ladders, snakes & | Lambeth Walk, Doing the | Language of falconry | Laughter, death & | Lazy man’s load | Lifesaving Society, motto | Lillelien, Bjørge | Losing, winning & | Lottery, 1569 | Lottery, Orwell on | Lotus-eaters | Mandelson, Peter ‘fighter’ | Marathon | Marbles of note, some | Martial art meanings | Matchstick puzzles of note | Medical complaints, sporting | Merelles | Mews | Mexican waves | Mile, running the | Milling | Monopoly, money | Monopoly, (un)desirable properties | Mornington Crescent | Morris dances | Muscle | Naismith’s Rule | Navel gazing | Nelsons, sporting | Netball codes | Nevada’s fighting fouls | Nicknames, boxing | Nicknames, bridge-hand | Nicknames, cards | Nicknames, poker hand | Nicknames, Test Match Special | Night climbing, Cambridge | Nike ‘swoosh’ | Nim | Nine Men’s Morris | nrem | Numbering rugby shirts | Oblomov, Stakhanov & | Offside rule, guide | Oi! | Olympics, creed, motto, &c. | Olympics, discontinued sports | Olympics, results | Olympics, women and | Omak ‘suicide’ race | Omphalopsychism | ‘One hell of a beating’ | Operation | Orwell on the Lottery | Oxbridge Blues | ‘P Company’ | Pac Man | Paige, Leroy ‘Satchel’ | Palio of Siena | Pall Mall | Pamplona bull run | Pardoning bulls | Parlour games | Parlour games, forfeits | Pascal on ennui | Personality, bbc Sports | Pheidippides | Phocensian Despair | Pilates | Pink, hunting | Pit crew, Formula 1 | Plus-fours | Poker hand nicknames | Polo, chukkas | Polo, elephant | Pooh Sticks | Pool ball, racking | Pourcailhade, La | Props & shills | Pub cricket | ‘Pulling the Goose’ | Punting | Push shots | Puzzles, join-the-dot | Puzzles, matchstick | Puzzles, solutions | Puzzles, Tangram | Pyrrhic Victory | Queensberry Rules | Question of Sport, A | Racecourse handedness | Races, classics &c | Races, endurance | Races, Wacky | Race ‘going’ conditions | Racking pool balls | Regal sports & love | Relay race batons | rem (not the band) | Rigged dice | Rock, paper, scissors | Rocky’s fights | Roller-skates & mirrors | Rugby, scoring comparison | Rugby, shirt numbering | Rule 27 | Running the mile | ‘Satchel’s’ advice | Scrabble letters | Setters, crossword | Shadows, casting hand | Shills & Props | Shooting, advice | Shooting, Kipling on Xmas | Shooting, numbers | Shove ha’penny | Shuttlecocks | Siestas | Simmonds’s Cat | Ski run colours | Sledging in cricket | Sleep, hours required | Sleep, jerking | Sleep, stages | Sleepers, notable | Slot machines | Snakes & ladders | Snooker, ball values | Snooker, nuns and | Snooker, types of | Social divide, sport & the | Solitaire, solving | Spedegue’s Dropper | Sphairistike | Spile Troshing | Spin-bowling | Splits, ten-pin bowling | ‘Spoof’ | Sport of Kings | Sport, A Question of | Square one, back to | Squash ball colouring | Stakhanov & Oblomov | Sticky | Stonyhurst football | Streaking | Strops | Surf height | Sweeping | Swimming, Channel | Swimming, pool specifications | Swimming, synchronised | Swing Low, Sweet Chariot | ‘Swoosh’, Nike | Synchronised swimming | Tangram puzzles | Tarot cards | Tattoos & Beckham | Tejo | Tennis, Grand Slam events | Tennis, Sphairistike | Tennis, Wightman on | Tennis, women playing | Ten-pin bowling | Test Match Special nicknames | Thatcher on the idle young | Three Card Monte | Tick Tack | Togs & duvets | Tomatina, La | Top Trumps | Tossing the caber | Tour de France | Tugs of war rope | Umpiring signals, cricket | Vampirism in Hungary | Victory, Cadmean & Pyrrhic | Voice of… | Wacky Races | Walking | Walking, definition | Waves, Mexican | Webb, Captain Matthew | Wightman on tennis | Wilde, Oscar | Wimbledon rain-warning codes | Winning & losing | Wodehouse on crosswords | Women, and cycling | Women, and the Olympic movement | Women, and tennis | Wonderland, croquet in | Yabba | Yawning | Yips, focal dystonia, &c | Zugzwang | These are the index entries for the UK edition; other editions differ.