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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CAUKER, CAWKER, CAWCUM, n.5 “A red unglazed marble, used in boys' games” (Ags.9 1926, cauker); “a marble that breaks easily” (Mry.1 1925, cawcum, cawker).

[From Cauk, n.; cf. Brks. dial. chalker, a boy's marble made of chalk or of a mixture of chalk and clay (E.D.D.).]

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