billiards

Part of speech: noun

A game played with ivory balls on a cloth- covered table.

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Usage examples "billiards":

  1. Harry looked up a little surlily, and answered after a moment's hesitation, " Why, yes, uncle, I thought- I thought of going round and having a game of billiards with Tom Whitmarsh." - "The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The ", Grant Allen.
  2. He watched a game of billiards, but refused to play, saying carelessly that he had a stiff shoulder. - "Judith of Blue Lake Ranch", Jackson Gregory.
  3. It seems that I played too much pool and billiards for a small boy; and got into too much city mischief, for I learned at the end of a delightful Newport summer that I was to finish my schooling, not at Mr. Cutter's, but at Groton. - "We Three", Gouverneur Morris.