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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

POUST, n.2, v.2Also ¶pooth.

I. n. “The one who plays second, when three play a game of marbles or buttons” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 133), “the second chance at the game of dock” (Ags., Per. 1921 T.S.D.C., pooth).

II. v. “To put a person into the position of playing second, when three play a game of marbles, or buttons”(Gregor).

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