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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MASHER, n. A variety of coloured glass marble.Mry. 1957 Northern Scot (9 Feb.):
A display of gaily-coloured glass “marbles” for sale . . . most of them “mashers”.

[Prob. from mash, to smash, from its size and use to scatter the opponent's marbles.]

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