Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A room in which pools on races, etc., are sold.
“Another door stood within a couple of yards of the pool-room door.”
“He couldn't have been more than eighteen, but I'd noticed his clothes were beautifully cut, although hardly what you'd call pool-room fashion; more like Sunday in the country.”
“The rules of these early variations on pool (and forerunners of snooker) are to be found in "Captain Crawley's" standard Victorian work, Billiards, which is a mine of practical information and billiards lore, and contains much information on pool-room sharks and-swindles.”
“But in the next few days I had other things to distract me from Elspeth's nonsense; my jape in the pool-room with the little greenhorn came home to roost, and in the most unexpected way.”
“His own pool-room analysts had been telling him "Since the beginning of the year, traffic on image-hosting sites overall .. (had) shot up 406 percent to more than 14.7 million unique users ... 10 percent of the total U.S. Internet population.”
“It had to be, to hold so many people; a large pool-room, honeycombed with darkness beyond.”
“And to cap it all, the brute had the effrontery to challenge me to a game of billiards - and beat me hollow, too, in the presence of Albert and half a dozen others: I had to be certain there was a good crowd on hand, for God knows what he'd have tried if we'd gone to the pool-room alone.”
“And to cap it all, the brute had the effrontery to challenge me to a game of billiards — and beat me hollow, too, in the presence of Albert and half a dozen others: I had to be certain there was a good crowd on hand, for God knows what he'd have tried if we'd gone to the pool-room alone.”
“From the dance-hall it is an easy path to the saloon and the brothel, as it is from the game of craps and the pool-room to the gambling-den and the criminal joint.”
“The girls find it attractive to walk the streets, while the boys frequent the cheap pool-room, where they find”
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