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MARBLES

Source: Outdoor Sports and Games
Category: ONE HUNDRED OUTDOOR GAMES





There is a large variety of games with marbles and the expressions
used are universal. Boys usually have one shooter made from agate
which they call a "real." To change the position of the shooter is
called "roundings," and to object to this or to any other play is
expressed by the word "fen." The common game of marbles is to make a
rectangular ring and to shoot from a line and endeavour to knock the
marbles or "mibs" of one's opponents out of the square. A similar game
is to place all the mibs in a line in an oval and to roll the shooter
from a distance. The one coming nearest to the oval has "first shot"
and continues to shoot as long as he drives out a marble and "sticks"
in the oval himself. Reals are often supposed to have superior
sticking qualities. Playing marbles "for keeps" is really gambling and
should be discouraged. The knuckle dabster is a small piece of cloth
or leather that boys use to rest the hand on when in the act of
shooting. The best kind of a "dabster" is made from a mole's skin.





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