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See also: Marbles
marbles pl (plural only)
- Any of several children's games played with small balls (made of marble or more commonly glass).
- Egyptian boys played marbles before the days of Moses.
- (figuratively, usually in a limited number of expressions) Sanity.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus: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.
- (motor racing) Bits of rolled-up rubber shed by the tires of race cars that accumulate at the edges of the track, especially at the corners.
- 2014, Amen Zwa, Going Nowhere Fast In Assetto Corsa (2015-05-01), →ISBN, page 395:
- Some corners are littered with marbles, off the racing line.
- plural of
- Marbles were among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of marble