Marbles vs Purey - What's the difference?

marbles | purey |


As nouns the difference between marbles and purey

is that marbles is while purey is a marble, of the sort used in playing marbles, that is one solid color through and through.

As a verb marbles

is (marble).

marbles

Noun

(head)
  • Egyptian boys played marbles before the days of Moses, and marbles are among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.
  • (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.
  • (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 , , 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 .

    Derived terms

    * all one's marbles * lose one's marbles

    Verb

    (head)
  • (marble)
  • Anagrams

    *

    purey

    English

    Noun

    (s)
  • A marble, of the sort used in playing marbles, that is one solid color through and through.
  • *1957 , , 1991 LB Books edition, page 76,
  • *:... an unclouded blue marble (known to marble shooters, at least in the twenties, as a "purey "),...