marbles marbles  /ˈmɑr bəlz/


  1. (n) a children's game played with little balls made of a hard substance (as glass)
  2. (n) the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception


  1. Defenders set up small piles of marbles that attackers would shoot at from behind a line a few feet away.
  2. They're a concoction of either tea or juice combined with milk, fruit syrup, ice and--the surprise--small marbles of tapioca.
  3. They want the marbles back, and the New Acropolis Museum is an ingenious part of their lengthy campaign to retrieve them.


  1. Tolland superintendent says 19 students face discipline after school prank

    TOLLAND — School officials have decided to discipline 19 Tolland High School students following a school prank Wednesday where students threw eggs, sprayed Silly String, dropped marbles, and committed other acts of vandalism at the school.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Journal Inquirer

  2. Grand Valley quartet ready for National Marbles Tournament

    Like one well-aimed marble striking another, something clicked in the four Grand Valley mibsters after last year’s National Marbles Tournament.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  3. Boyle Co. teens arrested for shooting house with marbles

    Two teenagers face charges after police say they shot up a house in Boyle County with a paintball gun loaded with marbles.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WKYT Lexington


  1. "You wish we would've swung the bats like this in the World Series," said Detroit's Sean Casey, who was one of the Tigers' few offensive standouts during the 4-1 series loss last fall. "You wish it was for all the marbles. They're a different...
    on May 20, 2007 By: Sean Casey Source: ESPN

  2. "Here we are, with a chance to play the best team in our league for all the marbles. That was our goal from the very start, to have a chance to play for a championship and a bowl," Troy coach Larry Blakeney said. "It is a championship game....
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Larry Blakeney Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "To me, it's not the biggest news of the day," Rivers said. "Had this game been for all the marbles, I'd have probably still been going."
    on Dec 31, 2006 By: Philip Rivers Source: San Jose Mercury News

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