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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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ROLDIE, n. A kind of marble. [′roldi]Bnff. 1949 Bnff. Herald (26 Feb.):
Our “ploys” were simple. “The bools” were unfailing, with their “glassies” and their “roldies”, as well as the more ordinary “bools”.

[Appar. a child's dim. form of roll. See -Die, suff.]

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