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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FEERIE, n.2 See quot.Ags. 1916 T.S.D.C. II.:
In a game of marbles a boy who claimed feerie had the right to count his shot if he hit another marble whether it was the one he aimed at or not. So “nae feerie” meant that the opponent had to aim at one “bool”.

[Phs. an extended use of Fere, n.1, an equal. Cf. feer for feer, ib.]

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