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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CLIPPING, n. “The choosing of a side at any game” (Arg. 1901 R. C. Maclagan Games of Argsh. 27).

[Poss. from O.Sc. clip, to call or name, from c.1470 (D.O.S.T.), from the calling out of the names of those chosen.]

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