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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Glaik ringis, n. pl. [f. Glaik n. or v.] Rings used in ‘a puzzle-game [called glaikis], consisting in first taking a number of rings off one of a large size, and then replacing them’ (J). — 1585 Edinb. Test. XV. 39 b.
Thrie lyttill buistis of glaik ringis, price thairof v s.

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"Glaik Ringis n. pl.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 May 2024 <>



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