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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BRILER, n. A particular kind of boy's marble. Not known to our correspondents.Abd. 1904 Abd. Wkly. Free Press (9 April):
These are giant piggers, often half-burnt on one cheek, like a ripe fruit, when they get the name of “brilers,” apparently from the French “briller,” to sparkle.

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