Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where the game of fives is played.
  • n. In pugilism, a hall where boxing is practised.

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Examples

  • He is one of the legitimate sons of the Alhambra, and has lived here all his life, filling various offices, such as deputy alguazil, sexton of the parochial church, and marker of a fives-court established at the foot of one of the towers.

    The Alhambra

  • In a little while he espied Stanley, playing with Newall and Parfitt in the fives-court.

    The Hero of Garside School

  • He reached the fives-court, and, waiting his opportunity, handed the note to

    The Hero of Garside School

  • He is one of the legitimate sons of the Alhambra, and has lived here all his life, filling various offices; such as deputy alguazil, sexton of the parochial church, and marker of a fives-court established at the foot of one of the towers.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 550, June 2, 1832

  • Behind the fives-court, he thought, would be the spot.

    The Gold Bat

  • So I said all right, I would, and we went to the second fives-court.

    The Gold Bat

  • 'We will stand in the corner by the fives-court, we shall see everything from there.'

    Women in Love

  • But your poetry used to be magnificent when you recited it in the shadow of the deserted fives-court; and I believe you spoke sincerely when you assured me that my stories, too, were something above contempt.

    The Blue Pavilions

  • -- There's a railway in Plumstead marshes doing duty as a fives-court.

    The Light That Failed

  • Most of the men were at the bandstand in the public gardens -- from the Club verandah you could hear the native Police band hammering stale waltzes -- or on the polo-ground or in the high-walled fives-court, hotter than a Dutch oven.

    The Kipling Reader Selections from the Books of Rudyard Kipling

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