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Steph
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Probably will regret not putting dates and sources LOL but for now, just the names to see how many in all I have. and I got a bunch all over the place.

generally using the singular but not worrying about to make something singular if it is an ambiguous plural, but am putting variations as I find them even if they're only different by a letter.

agate

aggie

alley, ally

alloy

blood alley

blue alley

boover

boulder

bowler

bullocker

chalk

chalkie

china

Chinee, chiney

cloud

comma

commie

common

commony

croater

crockeries

crystal

dogger (1879, a common)

duck

flint

flintie

glass agate

glassies (not always clear marbles -- often that simply meant glass, any style)

glazer

immie

jasper

jug

marble

marididdle

marvel

meg

mib

mig, migg

mivvie

moon

moonie

mountain crystal

muggy

nicker

nurdle

onyx

painted chow

pig turd

poteye

pottery

rainbo

rainbow

red sparkler (1914)

Scotch pebble

snot agate

snottie, snotty

snowflake

solitaire marble

steelie

stone

stone-glass

stoney

tar

taw

ticker

white-alley, white alley, whitealley

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Do you have names for sizes as well, beyond peewee and shooter. In elementary school your standard marble size was one point, what is commonly called a shooter was a 2 point, then there were 5 point and 10 point marbles. It you shot a five point or a ten point it was worth that many marbles in the pot. We played potsies and not the standard ring shooting game. Any thing bigger than a 10 point was impractical to use to you gave to your mother for her flower pot.

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