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billiards

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  • n  any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls

  • Somebody once said that "proficiency at billiards is a sign of a misspent youth.
  • Promoters call it pocket billiards and push it as a harmless pastime.
  • There's no centralized billiards body, there are no formal international rankings.
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  • Chris Evans in Sydney Morning Herald
    Whether or not they need to understand the history of Walter Lindrum's contribution to billiards in the 1930s and 40s I'm not so sure,Senator Evans said, referring to test material.
  • Manmohan Singh in Press Trust of India
    On behalf of all the Indians, I congratulate Pankaj Advani on winning the World Professional Billiards Championship, the highest achievement in the game. Advani's talent and determination epitomise the true spirit of sportsmanship,Singh said...
  • Dwyane Wade in USA Today
    One is an amateur body, international billiards and snooker federation and another is world's professional billiards and snooker federation. Both should jointly make a strong representation. I believe in the next Commonwealth Games, billiards,... Geet Sethi http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geet_Sethi&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG-D8XzaD1J_ifC8uomN8S38FOC4A Times of India http://www.google.com/url?q=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/snooker/billiards/Federation-should-do-something-to-promote-the-game-Pankaj/articleshow/5037061.cms&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFh-chf057pjGoJ18HUk6Gy8L3oqw Sep 21, 2009 10041 13942 billing It hasn't really set in yet," Wade said. "Down 3-0 hurts. This team's good. They've got a lot of veteran guys who step up to the billing."

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