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Roly-poly

(pron. rowly-y powl-y). A crust with jam rolled up into a pudding; a little fat child. Roly is a thing rolled with the diminutive added. In some parts of Scotland the game of nine-pins is called rouly-pouly.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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