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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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BILLY-NUT, n.comb. Gen. in pl.: horsechestnuts as playthings, conkers.Gsw. 1958 C. Hanley Dancing in Streets 51:
The old games still persisted, as they do still in old Glasgow. Peeries and billy-nuts and moshie and rounders.

[From Bully, n.1]

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