Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DOE, n. [do:]

1. The wooden ball used in the game of shinty (Fif. 1825 Jam.2). Fif. 1894 (2nd ed.) D. S. Meldrum Story of Margrédel ii.:
His interest in “the carricks,” . . . led him often on Willy's arm to the sands to see the “doe” hailed.

2. “A boy's large marble, a ‘plunker'” (Sc. 1911 S.D.D. Add.).

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