a) Any of several childrens games played with small glass balls.

Egyptian boys played marbles<!no bold:the game before the days of Moses, and marbles are among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.<!from Google Books

b) Tokens of sanity. (Esp. and .)

Egyptian boys played marbles before the days of Moses, and marbles<!no bold: the plural are among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.<!from Google Books

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