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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HASHIE-HOLIE, n.comb. Also hashy-holey. A game played with marbles in which smaller marbles were knocked out of holes by striking them with a larger one (Fif.13 c.1890). Also called hashie-bashie (Per. c.1910 per Ags.18; Ags. 1956). Cf. chippie-holie, s.v. Chippy, n., 2., Dump, n., 2. (1) and Smashie, id.Fif. 1896 D. S. Meldrum Grey Mantle 190:
The staying of an uplifted hand in “hashy-holey,” the momentary slackening of a knuckle at “ringy.”
Ags. 1934 G. M. Martin Dundee Worthies 177:
“Hashie-Bashie” was played by each contestant placing a “bool” in a row against the wall and from “Tawse” trying to shift as many as possible in one throw.

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