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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BOUNCING CHIPPY, n. A game of marbles. (See quot.)Arg.1, Ayr.3 1933:
Chippy. Five or six players each placed his marble in a row and each then chipped at them in turn with a single marble from a given distance, getting whatever marbles he struck out of the row. In Bouncing Chippy the marbles were set at the foot of a wall and the players were allowed to throw the marble and step forward and catch it on the bounce and so get a nearer shot.

[See Chippy, a boy's large, hard marble.]

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