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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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EELIE, n.2 A kind of marble (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.).Abd. c.1900 A. K. in Abd. Press & Jnl. (31 Jan. 1931):
An “eelie” was a “potty bool,” which in our schooldays was very rare.

[For eelie-bool (cf. Eelie, n.1), from the linseed oil in the putty of which it is made.]

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