Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GREASERS, A term in the game of marbles, see quot. Ayr. 1953 Ayrsh. Post (28 Aug.):
Should a player's plunker come to rest a few inches from a wall he shouted “greasers” . . . When he next played, “greasers” meant that he would play with his back to the wall, and with his hand behind him play between his legs.

[? Cf. Grease, above.]

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