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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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Even by today's more lenient standards of violence the sight of soldiers falling like ninepins in the face of the enemy's onslaught loses none of its impact.
Where wickets were falling like ninepins on day one (18 of them, in fact), chiefly due to the way the ball was swinging now say the sages, and after Sussex spent most of day two piling up the runs, yesterday was even more difficult to call.
It was all because we kept our composure when the guys were falling like ninepins.
With turf fixtures falling like ninepins amid Biblical rainstorms, Lingfield's card could well play a prominent role in today's proceedings, and BOOMTOWN can justify the trip to Surrey from Middleham to land the 10-furlong handicap (2.
At 8-15 he seems the proverbial good thing, even in a week when seeds have been falling like ninepins.
Alun has always eulogised the guts and gumption of various sportsmen, so it surprises me given Alun's memory for the great deeds of yesteryear that he seems to have forgotten, that in the bearpit of Brookline at the 1999 Ryder Cup, when Europe's finest were falling like ninepins in the singles, Lawrie was grafting for one of only three European wins.