al
Lv 4
al asked in SportsOther - Sports · 1 month ago

If marbles are not made of marble, why are they called marbles?

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  • 1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    It's the marbling effect in the jorries.

    ps: came across this  a while back:

    https://www.sundaypost.com/news/kids-time-to-go-ou...

    Enjoy!

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Well, if you'd thought about it, you might have guessed that many marbles were originally made of marble.  They could also be made of clay or other types of stone, or the games associated with them could be played with other objects, like nuts, but the name "marble" stuck.

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They contain marbling.

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