Â A shooter made from the mineral, agate.
Â Old name for a shooting marble. Sometimes pronounced "Olley" (Liverpool) or with a T to make it Tolley. It is
Â though that it is short for Alabaster - the material that marbles were made from.
To pay oneâs share.
Â The number of marbles each player put into the Pot or kitty.
Â Any intentional or persistent contact between a player or his clothing and a marble.
Â Shooting marble used at Battle in East Sussex.
Â The marble held in the neck of an old Codâs bottle.
Â Any attempt by a player shooting from within the ring to shoot from any point other than that point where his
Â marble came to rest. A foul shot.
Â A long glass rod constructed of layers of different colours.
Â Clear glass marbles with a single quarter moon shaped wedge of colour inside.
Â Pieces of broken glass that are added to the batch.
Â For fairs, means that all marbles are returned to their owners at the end of the game.
Â Hand made marbles produced by the Rolly Hole marble players, in Tennessee and Kentucky. e.g. Bud Garrett,
Â Junior B Strong, Scotty McLerren and others.
From marbles to manslaughter
From one extreme to the other.
Â Any forward or other advantageous movement of the playerâs shooting hand while he is shooting. A foul shot.
Â A corruption of Glassy, a glass marble. First used in 1854 and used up until the 1960s, by which time all
Â marbles were made of glass.
Â A cry used at Hove, âGobblins and takeâ taking any marbles that were played after 12 noon on Good Friday.
Â Hole in the ground used for marble games (Copthorne)
Â After Good Friday in Ninfield âHoggingsâ came in to force after that time one was perfectly justified in confiscating
Â any marbles being played with
Iâll be a marble upon your taw
Iâll pay you out.
Â A glass marble streaked with colour.
Â Moving the hand and shooting marble nearer to a target marble before shooting. a foul shot.
Â For keeps is the cry which meanâs that the winner keeps all the marbles he/she has won when the game is over.
Â If a player leaves his tolley in the ring having made no score, his tolley must remain where it is until his next go. If
Â any other player knocks that tolley out of the ring the owner id said to have been killed and takes no further
Â part in the present game.
Â The act of shooting with the knuckles of the hand on the ground until the tolley has left the hand.
Â To start a game in the National Marbles Tournament USA, the two players shot their marbles from the baseline to
Â the lagline some 12 feet away, this is known as lagging. See Nosedrop UK.
Â The game of marbles, from a shortening of the word marbles.
Â A three hole marbles game as played in Scotland.
Â To decide which team or player shall have the first shot. A line is scribed in the sand and the two players stand
Â with one leg either side of it, their tolley held between thumb and index finger against the tip of the nose. The
Â players then drop the tolley onto the line; nearest the line has the option to shot first. Also called Drop Tolley.
Â The name of the shooting marble as used in Liverpool in the 1960s and before.
Â The game of marbles as played at Tinsley Green each Good Friday. It is one of the oldest games and
Â often mentioned in Victorian books.
Â A game for two players, the Tournament game played in the USA.
Â A three hole marble game played on the Tennessee/Kentucky state line by two teams of two players.
Â A close call or near miss. Also a sitting marble near the edge of the ring.
Â It was âSmugsâ and take any marbles used after 12 noon on Good Friday at Slaugham
Â A marble made out of steel that is either solid or hollow, a ball bearing.
Â A game of marbles; a coloured marble; a stake in a game of marbles.
Take the marbles out of your mouth
Speak more distinctly.
Â The marbles that are added to the ring before each game can be played. They were made of clay before the
Â 1960s but are now made of glass. The size is 5/16-inch approx. At Tinsley Green these are Red and at the
Â National Marbles Tournament USA they are Blue.
Â The old name for a shooting marble, a much-prized marble made of stone or even semiprecious mineral.
Â The mark from which the marble is shot at the beginning of the game.
Â A marble game where the holes are in a line and each player has to âmakeâ the holes in order, the first player to
Â do this is then able to shoot at the other playerâs marble. See Rolly Hole and Moshie.
Â The individual shooting marble used by each player at Tinsley Green and elsewhere. In the past it was often made
Â of stone or clay, today it is mainly glass. In the 1970âs many were ceramic, left over from the âpaintâ industry. In
Â the 1990s many of the contestants at Tinsley played with Tennessee âflintâ marbles. Tolleyâs could be up to Â¾ inch
Â in size but no bigger than that.