Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SHEEVIE, n. In marbles: the trick of taking undue advantage by thrusting the fist forward when firing the marble (Lnk. 1927–69).

[Deriv. of Shuve, shove, sim. used in Eng., with vowel conformed to Nieve, n., 6.]

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