billiard-player love



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  • He will harpoon a turtle as it rushes away from the boat, 5 feet beneath the surface, with the coolness of a billiard-player, and with unerring accuracy

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Jonathan, when he beat the great American billiard-player; and another time, when he lent him his copy of ‘Bell’s

    Wylder's Hand

  • Whitmore lived close by, and was a good billiard-player.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • He would be the local Don Juan, the crack billiard-player, the acknowledged authority on last year's musical comedy, the smart lad of the village.


  • But he is a good billiard-player -- yes, he is an uncommonly good billiard-player.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • Dexterous penmanship is a source of the same sort of pride as that which animates the skilful rifleman, the practised duellist, or well-trained billiard-player.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852

  • A man may aspire to be the best billiard-player, the best coachman, the best wardroom politician, the best gambler, or the most cunning cheat.

    The True Citizen, How to Become One

  • They knew the correlation of these many forces just as the expert billiard-player knows instinctively the various angles of incident and reflection between his cue-ball and its mark.

    Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day

  • It seems a pity to side with one poor authority against three good ones, but there is no doubt that the present tendency of the best players is to cultivate the roquet-croquet more and more; and after employing it, one is as unwilling to give it up, as a good billiard-player would be to revert from the cue to the mace.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • The game of base-ball, as played in our boyhood, was a simple, robust, straightforward contest, where the hardest hitter was the best man; but it is every year becoming perfected into a sleight-of-hand, like cricket; mere strength is now almost valueless in playing it, and it calls rather for the qualities of the billiard-player.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861


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