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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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DOGGLE, n. A boy's marble; “a hard marble, well glazed and browned” (Sc. 1900 E.D.D.). Also in Chs. dial. in form dogle.Lth. 1885 “J. Strathesk” Btinkbonny 33:
The bools were of various sorts and values: those played with were called “taas,” and consisted of “marbles, stanies . . . doggles . . .” etc.

[Cf. Eng. dial. doog, U.S. doggie, a marble]

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