Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 1976 supplement
NIPEN TEN, n. The name of a marbles game.
Ayr. 1895 J. Walker Old Kilmarnock 66:
At marbles we played at “bun'” and “loose” and at “nipen ten”.
[The nature of the game and the orig. of the expression are unascertained.]
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