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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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LIMMIE, n. A glass marble, orig. used as a lemonade bottle stopper (Ayr. 1900).

[Reduced dim. form from limonade, variant (from 18th c.) form of lemonade.]

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"Limmie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 May 2024 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/limmie>

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