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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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PRONT, n. A large marble (Inv. 1958).Inv. c.1910 Football Times (28 Aug. 1948):
The “father” of “durbs” was the “pront.”

[? A reduced form of *pronter, Gael. pronnadair, a crusher, a pestle, from pronn, to crush. See Pron, v.]

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