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DUNTLE, v. Also dunkle. With doon: to “plank” down, to pay a forfeit, a term used in a game played with a tee-totum (Ags.2 1941). Ags. 1824  J. Bowick Characters 108:
An' Christmas preens, sae clear and sma', The stake lay roun', — The tottum span — T. tak' them a', D. duntle down.
Ags. c.1916 1 :
The totum had four sides. marked with D, T, N, and either H or A. D = duntle een = throw down or shell out one penny, bawbee, or lucifer match.
Ags. 1945  Forfar Dispatch (8 Nov.):
I've gotten a tee-totum oota my garret and I'll play ye at Dunkle-doon-ane for buttons.

[Dim. or freq. from Dunt, v., 1., to bang.]

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