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bagatelle-board

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A portable board on which bagatelle is played.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Cheapside, having invested some money in two desks, several pairs of richly-plated candlesticks, a dinner epergne, and a bagatelle-board.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Lucilla, always aspiring, began a grand whispering friendship with the two girls, and set her little cap strongly at Mervyn, but that young gentleman was contemptuous and bored when he found no entertainment in Miss Charlecote's stud, and was only to be kept placable by the bagatelle-board and the strawberry-bed.

    Hopes and Fears or, scenes from the life of a spinster

  • They're always quarreling there, over their drink and the bagatelle-board; and Dick has to turn them out.

    Tom Brown at Oxford

  • She opened the dining-room door, and found the bagatelle-board on the table.

    Jezebel's Daughter

  • An exceedingly retiring public - house, with a bagatelle-board shadily visible in a sawdusty parlour shaped like an omnibus, and with a shelf of punch-bowls in the bar, would apprise me that I stood near consecrated ground.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • It seemed to fill to inconvenience the little bar in which the widow landlady and her two daughters received him; it was much too big for the narrow wainscoted room with a bagatelle-board in it, that was first proposed for his reception; it perfectly swamped the little private holiday sitting-room of the family, which was finally given up to him.

    Little Dorrit

  • Mr. Tulkinghorn is received with distinction and seated near the coroner between that high judicial officer, a bagatelle-board, and the coal-box.

    Bleak House

  • Taking but little interest in public affairs, they beguiled their time chiefly with such amusements as the Peacock afforded, which were limited to a bagatelle-board in the first floor, and a sequestered skittle-ground in the back yard.

    The Pickwick Papers

  • Strong in the open Auction-room, in Cheapside, having invested some money in two desks, several pairs of richly-plated candlesticks, a dinner ├ępergne and a bagatelle-board.

    The History of Pendennis, Volume 2 His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

  • Now it is a fact that Colonel Altamont had made a purchase of cigars and French silks from some duffers in Fleet Street about this period; and he was found by Strong in the open Auction Room in Cheapside, having invested some money in two desks, several pairs of richly-plated candlesticks, a dinner epergne, and a bagatelle-board.

    The History of Pendennis

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