Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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†STAKEY, n. A game at marbles, where stakes are laid (Fif., Lnk., Ayr. 1971); “three marbles are placed in the hole and aimed at with a larger marble. Failure to drive all or any out means an accumulation in the hole which goes to the ultimately successful player” (Ayr. 1971).Ayr. 1894 J. Laing Poems 11:
When at . . . ringy, or stakey.
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