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  • n. Alternative spelling of bocce.

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  • n. Italian bowling played on a long narrow dirt court


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  • And I like how curling is related to other games that people play all over the world, some of them very old, such as boccie, boules, petanque, or lawn bowls - ingeniously adapted to a winter climate.

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  • "We want to include the seniors in events such as boccie tournaments.

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  • Not that the gang wasn't friendly; we shared a bottle of Johnny Walker Red that we had swaddled in a backpack for just such an occasion, resulting in an unusually cheery game of boccie on a tiny court carved out of the jungle.

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  • The sign's mosaic tiles are an ode to two Italian traditions: boccie and cooking.

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  • Banners honoring famous paisans like Pavarotti and DeNiro dress up the streets, while boccie is the big sport at Amici Park.

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  • It features baseball fields, boccie courts, playgrounds and handball courts.

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  • We're getting out the lawn games...boccie ball, badminton and croquet.

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  • These are details nearly as arcane to him as the rules of punctuation or boccie ball.

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  • Directly below him the old boccie court grown over with weeds.


  • It's also related to boccie and petanque, two very old sports.



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