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knucks hole

(cf. Vir. nogle idem (Emanuel 1972: 84); cf. Brit. dial. North knuckley-hole a game played with marbles ... the loser in the game places a marble between his fingers below the knuckles, and the winner fires another at the marble so placed, generally hitting the loser's knuckles EDD; cf. US dial, knucks a game in which the players try to shoot their marbles into four small holes in the ground, always shooting with their knuckles on the ground. The winning player is allowed the privilege of shooting at the loser's knuckles held on the ground (Harder 1955:34)]

n. a game played with marbles; there are four to twelve cup-sized holes in the ground and the object is to transfer the marbles from one to the other so as to end up with the right number of marbles in each hole; the winner GIVES the loser KNUCKS: Knocks hole., . when you win you could knock the marble at they knucks (Nassau). = HANDLESS. (Black)

939. handless

Tags: game, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-01 00:33
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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