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billiard table

an oblong table with a slate surface covered by a cloth and enclosed by a raised rim of vulcanized rubber, for use in playing billiards.
Origin of billiard table
1635-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I miss him at the club, the billiard-table, at King street, and every where else.

    Rose Clark Fanny Fern
  • A billiard-table and all sorts of games are lodged under the vast staircase.

    Serge Panine, Complete Georges Ohnet
  • He smoked and smoked continually, and followed the endless track around the billiard-table with the light step of youth.

  • It had been specially laid, and its smooth surface was as level as a billiard-table.

    Motor Matt's Race Stanley R. Matthews
  • First you came into a vestibule where hats, coats, and sticks were left, then into a large salon with a billiard-table.

  • But, if you have no objection, the billiard-table will be a good arena.

  • At the far end, through the tobacco smoke, he could see men dressed in military uniform moving about round a billiard-table.

    Rene Mauperin Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  • At last he is laid on the table which the wounded men call the "billiard-table."

    The New Book Of Martyrs Georges Duhamel
  • And so the lawn becomes a billiard-table, and we watch these extraordinary transformations.

    Dreams Henri Bergson
  • We take it keenly and with relish, even to our long rivalry at the billiard-table.

    A Case in Camera Oliver Onions

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