See also: Marbles
- plural of
- Marbles were among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.
marbles pl (plural only)
- Any of several children's games played with small glass balls.
- Egyptian boys played marbles before the days of Moses.
- (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.
- His lack of marbles is becoming ever more apparent. -adapted from Google Books, but scarce
- As fleet on her feet as she is lacking in marbles, Madeline eludes him and goes off. -adapted from Google Books, but scarce
- He's several marbles short of a full bag.
- Granny is a few marbles short of a Parthenon. -adapted from Google Books - but not this idiom
- The lady-tramp might be one or two marbles short of a set.
- Bits of rolled-up rubber shed by the tires of race cars that accumulate at the edges of the track, especially at the corners.
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of marble