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worry

 n. [cf. Atlantic wari idem (Hancock 1969: 54), from Twi wáre, Fante oware idem DJE, influenced by worry] a game played on a board with two rows of four holes; the object is to transfer NICKER BEANS from one hole to the next in a prescribed manner. (Eleu., Exuma)

Tags: folk etymology, game, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-27 03:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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