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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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BRINK, n. A large stone playing-marble (Mry. 1975). Cf. Brinkler.Abd. 1961 Press & Jnl. (24 Feb.):
Those coloured glass marbles which are almost exclusively used now and had short shrift when struck by our granite-hard “brinks”.

[Poss. a juvenile alteration of Breaker.]

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