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Synonyms for skittle

a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles

play skittles

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Mr Tappertit drained the proffered goblet to the dregs; then thrust his hands into his pockets, and with a lowering visage walked among the skittles, while his followers (such is the influence of superior genius) restrained the ardent ball, and held his little shins in dumb respect.
Chris Wright and Keith Barker took five wickets apiece to skittle the Pears for a paltry 60 all out.
Skittle and Beemer are just two of the adorable pups at the shelter.
Her sister, Phyllis Sweet, said Mrs Poole was due to play skittles for the Llanbradach Social Club's women's skittle team in the nearby village of Bedwas that evening.
Raina led from the front in his farewell match as he bowled a dream spell to skittle out four top order batsmen of the Balesh Kumar XI and led his team- Raina XI to a 32-run win over in a hard fought match.
Liz, 39, managed to knock down eight of the nine pins on the skittle alley.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Gladney Skittle - one of the Gladney Center for Adoption's most popular events - will be held on Thursday, April 29 from 5:00 p.
A TINY village pub has been voted the best in Britain by judges who were bowled over by its skittle alley and brilliant beer.
It has been estimated that the number of pubs with skittle alleys has almost halved to around 2,500 in the last decade.
When I finally obliged, Susannah pronounced: "You are a skittle.
Skittle facts 1) Nine pin skittles has been a relatively popular game since the medieval times with skittles traditionally being played in pubs.
The popular titles acquired include: KABOOM, Green Ghost, Kabala, Crazy Clock, Poppin'Hoppies, and the world famous line of Skittle games featuring Skittle Pool.
com A CHARMING wooden soldier skittle set is sure to march straight into their favourite toy box.
But this time they found it had a skittle alley and, to help relax his squad, the director of rugby let his men think about knocking over pins rather than opponents for a while.