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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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CRINKEY, n. A children's game.Peb. 1896 T. Dobson Innerleithen 65:
The favourite games of “crinkely”, “through the needle e'e”, “tig” and other simple games.
Peb. 1902 Border Mag. (April) 62:
He did not seem to care much for the ordinary schoolboy games of those days, such as “hole and taw,” football, “Scots and English,” “crinkey”, etc.

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