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ring taw

noun Marbles.
  1. ringer1(def 4).
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Origin of ring taw

First recorded in 1820–30
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Historical Examples of ring taw

  • A few tried marbles, but there was scarcely light for the purpose, and ring-taw was quickly abandoned.

    Digby Heathcote

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • A number of little boys were playing a game of ring-taw in a corner of the yard.

    Ernest Bracebridge

    William H. G. Kingston

  • Addy (Sheffield Glossary) says, “Ring-taw” is a marble marked with a red ring used in the game of marbles.


British Dictionary definitions for ring taw

ring taw

noun
  1. a game of marbles in which players attempt to knock other players' marbles out of a ring
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