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  • It is from the marble definition. I read it as a fragmented 'e' that read as a 'c'.
    It fits the definition, perhaps? * I noticed you picked up a number of marble types from Century's definition. It is as educational as a good New Yorker article.*

    January 4, 2013

  • I like it too. Sounds like a bowdlerized oath.

    January 4, 2013

  • Is this from the marble definition? I think it's more likely that it's firemarbles (or fire-marble). I like it, though.

    January 4, 2013

  • marbles with shell fragments

    January 4, 2013