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Billiard table   /bˈɪljərd tˈeɪbəl/   Listen
Billiard table

noun
1.
Game equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played.  Synonyms: pool table, snooker table.






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"Billiard table" Quotes from Famous Books



... how it was possible to have lksiiset or polterabend, as our German friends call the festival before the wedding, at this bridegroom's house, for the one little sitting-room and the one little bedroom combined did not cover a larger space of ground than an ordinary billiard table. ...
— Through Finland in Carts • Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie

... fashionables; Mr. Pierce did not choose to waste his power on him; and Mrs. Pierce, like the yielding, devoted wife she was, took her coloring from her husband. Watts had intended to look after him, but Watts played well on the piano, and on the billiard table; he rowed well and rode well; he sang, he danced, he swam, he talked, he played all games, he read aloud capitally, and, what was more, was ready at any or all times for any or all things. No man who can do half these had ...
— The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him • Paul Leicester Ford

... was hardly a bush upon the wide expanse of level ground, as smooth as a billiard table; only two or three trees occupied this large area, and they were unhealthy specimens, which looked as though periodical inundations had disagreed with them. We arrived upon this great natural race-course, and the binoculars ...
— Wild Beasts and their Ways • Sir Samuel W. Baker

... smoking, things changed at Holkham. On Christmas Day, 1847, Lady Elizabeth, writing to her husband from Holkham, the home of her childhood, remarked: "The Billiard table is always lighted up for the gentlemen when they come from shooting, ...
— The Social History of Smoking • G. L. Apperson

... my dictum that theirs is the only true happiness. If a home is happy it cannot fit too close—let the dresser collapse and become a billiard table; let the mantel turn to a rowing machine, the escritoire to a spare bedchamber, the washstand to an upright piano; let the four walls come together, if they will, so you and your Delia are between. But if home ...
— The Four Million • O. Henry



Words linked to "Billiard table" :   pocket, pool table, table, game equipment, baulk, balk



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