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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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OWRIE, n. The game of leap-frog.Abd. 1968 Press & Jnl. (4 May):
Fan playtime cam' roon we chairged oot the room, Jist burstin' for Owrie or Tag.

[From Ower, adv.]

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