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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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TABS, n. The line from which the marble is thrown in the game of labbie (Gsw. 1921 T.S.D.C.; Lnk. 1972). See Lab, n., 4. and taw (s.v. O.E.D. Taw n.3), of which this may be a conflation.

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