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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MORAL-LEGGER, n.comb. A variety of marble, prob. a streaked or variegated one.Lth. 1885 J. Strathesk More Bits 33:
The bools were of various sorts and values; those played with were called “taas” and consisted of marbles, stanies, frenchies, moral leggers, doggles, breakers etc. while those played at were generally called stookies.

[Phs. a child's corruption of marled egg see Marl, v., + -er.]

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