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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In carom billiards, a straightforward movement by which, with the aid of the parallel cushion, three balls are carried around the table. A limit was placed upon it in 1879, and since that time it has been little played, and generally for exhibition only.

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