Nineholes
Nineholes \Nine"holes`\, n. pl. A game in which nine holes are made in the ground, into which a ball is bowled. [1913 Webster]

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  • nineholes — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun plural but singular in construction 1. : a game in which balls or marbles are rolled into nine holes in the ground or through arches in a board 2. : a difficult situation usually used in the phrase in the nineholes * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bumblepuppy — Bum ble*pup py, n. [Origin unknown; cf. {Bumble}, n.] 1. The old game of nineholes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Card Playing) Whist played in an unscientific way. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trollmydames — Troll my*dames , n. [F. trou madame pigeon holes.] The game of nineholes. [Written also {trolmydames}.] [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trolmydames — Trollmydames Troll my*dames , n. [F. trou madame pigeon holes.] The game of nineholes. [Written also {trolmydames}.] [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nine Men's Morris — A game of Nine Men s Morris. Even if it s black s turn, white can win by moving from e3 to d3 and back again twice, removing a black piece each time a row of three is formed. Players 2 Age range An …   Wikipedia

  • Nine Holes — Contents 1 Goal 2 Equipment 3 Rules and Game Play 4 Analysis 5 Related Games …   Wikipedia

  • marble — marbler, n. /mahr beuhl/, n., adj., v., marbled, marbling. n. 1. metamorphosed limestone, consisting chiefly of recrystallized calcite or dolomite, capable of taking a high polish, occurring in a wide range of colors and variegations and used in… …   Universalium

  • Marble — /mahr beuhl/, n. Alice, 1913 90, U.S. tennis player. * * * Granular limestone or dolomite that has recrystallized under the influence of heat, pressure, and aqueous solutions. The main mineral in marble is calcite. Commercially, marble includes… …   Universalium

  • bumblepuppy — ˈbəmbəlˌpəpē noun Etymology: bumble (II) + puppy 1. : the old game of nineholes 2. : whist played poorly or without regard for rules * * * /bum beuhl pup ee/, n. a game of whist played carelessly or contrary to rules and conventions. [1795 1805; …   Useful english dictionary

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