Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
1. “The circle for the marbles in the boys' game of marbles” (Arg.1 1929).
2. “A game of marbles, in which a circle, square, or triangle with intersecting lines is drawn, and a marble placed at the end of each line and at the point of intersection. The object of the players is to knock the marbles out of the “brook” from a stance some ten or twelve feet away” (Id.).
Arg. 1901 R. C. Maclagan Games and Diversions of Arg. 154:
The rules for high knuckle and pairs apply. A plunker remaining in the ring must be struck out under penalty of loss of a marble, which is put within the mark in The Ring and The Brook.
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