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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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THREEBLER, n. Gen. in pl. in exclamation threeblers, a call in marbles when three marbles were knocked out of the ring at one shot (Ayr., Kcb. 1930).

[Altered deriv. form of Eng. treble, conflated with three. Cf. Threeple and Eng. dial. thribs, three at marbles.]

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