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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

DUNTIE, n. A game of marbles played against a wall, the winning marble being that which on the rebound strikes the first-played marble or lies nearest to it (Mry.1 1925; Bnff. 1950).

[Dim. from Dunt, n., 1.]

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