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  • All the mischief done was imputed to them; and although there must have been some exaggerations in these reports, there is no doubt of their having been part and parcel of an association called the "Pente," which by the common voice of college was charged with tarring the benches, ringing the bell, and incessantly disturbing the recitation.

    Henry Harrisse's Memorial to the Trustees, September 29, 1856

  • "Pente" meaning 5) and like Resurrection Day (The Festival of the Sheaf of Firstfuits) you have a major Jewish Festival on Sunday.

    Grace and Truth to You

  • Pente, a game of getting five stones in a row, can be played on the same board.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Eventually, DC and Marvel both had to team up in a double-issue, no-holds-barred, battle to the finish to dethrone Jack Kirby — who was by then calling himself "The King," and wore a crown made of mangled kittens — and after the valiant sacrifice of the otherwise-useless Herb Trimpe, Jack "King" Kirby was finally locked deep in the icy tombs of Rura Pente.

    The Official Ha-Ha Thread

  • A more difficult version of the game, which I haven't yet played, is called "Keryo Pente", which allows capturing either two or three stones in a row, and requires you to either get five in a row or capture a total of fifteen stones.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Pente is a simple abstract game very much derived from a whole genre of games played for thousands of years in the East.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • As to the lack of luck in Pente and Go, they are also exceptions, being abstract games played on large boards that look very different each time they're played.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • In Pente, you simply have to get 5 stones in a row.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Pente has limited decisions each turn, because most plays will obviously lose quickly 9.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Climaxing in the Rura Pente trials, where it was "shown" that the Klingon Empire was trying to replace Kirk with a shapeshifter.

    The Truth About The Kirk/Spock Ticket

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