Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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1. A hole scooped in the ground for playing marbles (Ags.17 1941; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).
2. In pl.: the game of marbles as played in dumps (Rxb. 1825 Jam.2; 1923 Watson W.-B.). Also dumpie (Ib.), -y.Ags. 1896 J. M. Barrie Margaret Ogilvy ii.:
Rushing out . . . to play dumps or palaulays with others of her age.Rxb. 1921 Kelso Chron. (11 Nov.) 4/4:
Our game of marbles, dumpy, and knuckley.
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