taw

Part of speech: noun

A game of marbles; a marble.

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Usage examples "taw":

  1. I'm hanging on to his taw now for the past fortnight and I can't get a penny out of him. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
  2. Ring Taw Two or three boys with marbles could never have difficulty in hitting on a game to play with them, but the best regular game for several players is " Ring Taw." - "What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes", Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
  3. If this taw is not hit, it may be able to skin the ring when its turn comes. - "Healthful Sports for Boys", Alfred Rochefort.