Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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BOBBY-DAZZLER, n. Add: 2. See quot. wm.Sc. 1955 Bulletin (17 Jan.):
“Bobby-dazzler” had a very wide popularity. It was applied, for one thing, to a special kind of large marble—a glassie with whorly markings—and also to large, shining “gob-stoppers” sold in wee sweetie shops in back streets for two a penny.

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