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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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OURS, n. In marbles: a distance of four feet from the one aimed at.Edb. 1910 Scotsman (Sept.):
Play from 'ours, Tammy.

[Prob. due to wrong division from phr. play fours taken as play f[rae] ours.]

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