marbles

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marbles

  1. plural form of marble
    Egyptian boys played marbles before the days of Moses, and marbles are among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.
  2. (plural only) Any of several children's games played with small glass balls.
    Egyptian boys played marbles before the days of Moses, and marbles are among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.
  3. (plural only, usually in a limited number of expressions) Sanity.
    Grandpa's lost his marbles, but at least he still recognizes us.
    Granny's still got all her marbles.
    • 2012, J. T. Petty, Bloody Chester, First Second, ISBN 978-1-59643-100-3, p. 63:
      —Her daddy's crazy. [...] Think she's looking for something?
      —Treasure, I expect. That or maybe her daddy's marbles.

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marbles

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of marble

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