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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MEXIE, n. A child's marble with variegated colouring (Bnff. 1962).Abd. 1961 Press and Jnl. (24 Feb.):
I see that the marbles season is with us again in Aberdeen — and presumably elsewhere in the North-east. The cries of “tossers” and “kypie” are once again awaking the echoes, and the “dazzies” and “mexies” are appearing from winter storage.

[Mix + , -Ie dim. ending.]

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