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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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STRUG, n.2 The length of the shooting-range in marbles.Edb. 1910 Scotsman (6 Sept.):
In phr. “short and long strugs,” i.e. from one to three yards.

[Orig. obscure, phs. a juvenile corruption of Strik, n., 1.]

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