Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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RUCKIE, n. A stone (Rxb. 1968); a marble (Dmf. 1968). [′rʌke] Rxb. 1948 Scottish Field (May) 21:
The teacher asked what made the knee sore. The callant pointed to another in the room: “Hei cawed a ruckie at mei.”

[The form is doubtful. The usual child's word for ‘stone' in Rxb. is yuckie s.v. Yuck. There may be conflation with rock.]

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