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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of croquet.

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Examples

  • There are a number of small balls which must be croqueted into two deep holes, with the aid of long slender mallets.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • Stop shot: A technique in which the croqueted ball is hit considerable distance and striker's ball barely moves.

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  • "I don't think they play at all fairly," Alice began, in rather a complaining tone, "and they all quarrel so dreadfully one can't hear one's self speak -- and they don't seem to have any rules in particular: at least, if there are, nobody attends to them -- and you've no idea how confusing it is all the things being alive: for instance, there's the arch I've got to go through next walking about at the other end of the ground -- and I should have croqueted the Queen's hedgehog just now, only it ran away when it saw mine coming!"

    The Junior Classics — Volume 6 Old-Fashioned Tales

  • ` I don't think they play at all fairly, 'Alice began, in rather a complaining tone,' and they all quarrel so dreadfully one can't hear oneself speak -- and they don't seem to have any rules in particular; at least, if there are, nobody attends to them -- and you've no idea how confusing it is all the things being alive; for instance, there's the arch I've got to go through next walking about at the other end of the ground -- and I should have croqueted the Queen's hedgehog just now, only it ran away when it saw mine coming? '

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

  • "I don't think they play at all fairly," Alice began, in rather a complaining tone, "and they all quarrel so dreadfully one can't hear oneself speak and they don't seem to have any rules in particular; at least, if there are, nobody attends to them -- and you've no idea how confusing it is all the things being alive; for instance, there's the arch I've got to go through next walking about at the other end of the ground -- and I should have croqueted the Queen's hedgehog just now, only it ran away when it saw mine coming!"

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • 'I don't think they play at all fairly,' Alice began, in rather a complaining tone, 'and they all quarrel so dreadfully one can't hear oneself speak -- and they don't seem to have any rules in particular; at least, if there are, nobody attends to them -- and you've no idea how confusing it is all the things being alive; for instance, there's the arch I've got to go through next walking about at the other end of the ground -- and I should have croqueted the Queen's hedgehog just now, only it ran away when it saw mine coming!'

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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