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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CROCKER, CROAKER, CROCKIE, n. “A species of boy's marble” (Abd. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.; Wgt. 1921 in Gsw. Herald (7 Dec.) 10, crockie).Ags. 1815 W. Gardiner Poems 12:
An' mak's a louse or flea, I wean, Large as a croaker.

[Of the same origin as Crock, n.2, the marble being made of earthenware.]

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