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Curling, Scotland's Individual Winter Game
Sweeping the Powdered Ice From the Path of a "Lazy" Stone

CURLING, SCOTLAND'S INDIVIDUAL WINTER GAME

SWEEPING THE POWDERED ICE FROM THE PATH OF A "LAZY" STONE

Curling is controlled by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. The players in turn stand on the crampit, or mat, and heave their granite stone by its handle, the object of each side being to get more stones nearer the tee than the other Curling rinks are from thirty-two to forty-two yards long, and in this photograph the end from which the stones have come is out of the picture to the right. When one of either side has played, and the stone shows signs of losing way before the tee, or mark, is reached, his fellows "soop," or sweep, away the powdered ice produced by the passage of preceding stones