Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
DOONSIES, adv. In phr. fain doonsies, a term used when playing marbles, to denote that the player cannot take advantage of the slope (Mry. 1916 T.S.D.C. II.). See also Fain, v.2 [′dunsiz]
Mry. 1897 J. Mackinnon Braefoot Sk. 150:
Fain everything, fain a'thing, fain upsies an' fain doonsies.
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