But our fire was too much for them; they fell like a row of ninepins.
Treat men as pawns and ninepins and you shall suffer as well as they.
On a level spot in the centre was a company of odd-looking personages playing at ninepins.
The Indians fell like ninepins, but there were always more to come on.
We bowled along as easy as ninepins, but the pace was a hair-raiser.
Had any one had the courage to do so, they would have gone down like a row of ninepins.
In Chili, Parliamentary coalitions amuse themselves by knocking over Ministers like ninepins.
So thought not the City Guard, four of whom went down like ninepins.
Soon, soon thrones all over the world would topple like ninepins; soon the power of the world would be in new hands.
What a shindy you have made, bowling us all down like ninepins!