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a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins


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His policies fall like ninepins (only last week a Labour-dominated committee rubbished his plans to sell-off air traffic control) and his responsibilities are being stripped off him faster than Salome dropped her kecks.
With Broad putting Shivnarine Chanderpaul and century maker Sarwan back in the hutch, England would have rightly expected the rest of the tourists to fall like ninepins as they did at Lord's.
Bemused boss Francis watched his players fall like ninepins in this one.