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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CUTS, n. “A game played with a notched piece of wood” (Ayr. 1928 (per Ayr.4), Ayr. 1941 (per Kcb.10)). Cf. cat and bat s.v. Cat, n.2, 2.

[A s.Ayr. pronunciation of cats (cf. P.L.D. § 93.2).]

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