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Badminton  n.  
A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.
A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.

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"Badminton" Quotes from Famous Books

... does not suffer from this part of the Government weakness. However, a short time must disclose it. Lady Liverpool's body leaves town to-morrow to be buried at Hawkesbury; Lord Liverpool attends it, and sleeps on Wednesday night at Badminton (Duke of Beaufort's), very near the place; when he returns, which he does to Combe, on Thursday or Friday, he will of course resume business and communication with his colleagues. Lord Londonderry is better; possibly ...
— Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1) - From the Original Family Documents • Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

... Linley the elder, was born at Wells in 1732, and was by trade a carpenter. But being one day at work at Badminton, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort, he heard Thomas Chilcot, the organist of Bath Abbey Church, play and sing, and, feeling that he had now found his true vocation in life, determined to become a musician. At first he received ...
— Among the Great Masters of Music - Scenes in the Lives of Famous Musicians • Walter Rowlands

... occurrence of this afternoon I am sure you will see the advisability of Mrs. Rose's resignation from the Badminton Club. It is with great regret that I suggest this course; but after the scene which took place this afternoon, in the presence of a dozen members and several visitors, among them Lady Saxonby, a former ...
— The Making of a Soul • Kathlyn Rhodes

... ago, after a course of travel literature and some back numbers of The Badminton Magazine, I became infected with a desire to spend a winter in the Alps, skating, sliding, curling and yodelling in the intervals of ski-ing, skijoring, skilacking and skihandlung. The very names of the pastimes conjured up a picture of swift and healthy activity. As the pamphlets assured ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 17, 1920 • Various

Words linked to "Badminton" :   doubles, battledore, serve, forehand stroke, badminton racquet, court game, exchange, singles, cut, service, forehand shot, battledore and shuttlecock, forehand drive, fault, forehand, badminton court, badminton racket, badminton equipment

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