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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FEG, v. “To flick with the finger or nail” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.); esp. “to propel a marble with the thumb from the curved middle of the forefinger” (Cld. 1825 Jam.) or “to knock off a marble that is lying beside another” (Ayr. Ib.).Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
Ti feg a wasp.

[Origin doubtful. ? The same as Feg, n. Eng. fig can mean a gesture of derision consisting in pushing the thumb out between the first and second fingers, much as in propelling a marble.]

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