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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 and 2005 supplements.
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CHASIE, Chaisie, n. [′tʃesɪ̢]

1. “A game of marbles” (Ags. 1916 T.S.D.C. II., chaisie; Ayr.4 1928, chasie). The game was played in a series of progressions along a road to or from school (Kcd. 1900). The name is also applied to a game in which the players are divided into two equal sides, one of which runs and the other chases and captures, there being no sanctuary area (Edb. 1965 J. T. R. Ritchie Golden City 60). 

2. The game of tig.Sc. 1999 Edinburgh Evening News 8 Nov 16:
But popular games such as chasie, tig, hide-and-seek, bools and peevers died a death with the modern age.
Sc. 1999 Scotsman 4 Dec 7:
Peevers and bools, chasie and tig, "I'm Shirley Temple" and the Eely-Alley-o: a whole compendium of nostalgia, anthropology, sociology and accumulated childhood ritual.
Edb. 1983:
Ah liked playin chasie wi the laddies.

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"Chasie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 May 2024 <>



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