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bayz

  • n  a bright green fabric napped to resemble felt; used to cover gaming tables

  • He saw snooker, with its colored balls and green baize, as the perfect format to exploit the new color TV technology and launched the show Pot Black in 1969.
  • As newsmen sneakily cribbed from one another at tables covered with green (baze? baize? beise?) cloth, the girls were toppled by persiflage, ephelis, additament, cacolet.
  • The Man is Lancey Howard, undisputed king of stud poker for more than 30 years, and he knows that the crusty young challenger across the baize means to gut him.
Quotes

  • Ken Doherty in International Herald Tribune
    It's a very sad day, not only for snooker but also for the sporting world,former world champion Ken Doherty said. "He had everything, the world at his feet, and it's such a shame. He had the looks. We called him the 'Beckham of the baize,'...
  • Stephen Maguire in RTE.ie
    You have to stand up to him and show him you're not going to be bullied on a snooker table,Maguire said. "I fancy myself as a bit of a bully on the baize so I'll try to bully him. You have to play your own game. You don't have to showboat...
  • John Parrott in BBC News
    Paul certainly brought a touch of glamour to the game - they called him 'the Beckham of the baize',Parrott told BBC Five Live. "And his performances at Wembley were fantastic. To win three titles was tremendous. He was a happy-go-lucky...

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