from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American game of pool played under various and conflicting rules.
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She probably would not have ventured on it had she not spied Nat Hicks in the pool-parlor, being witty over bottle-pool.
Hicks in the pool-parlor, being witty over bottle-pool.
Late every afternoon he put aside his pen and proof-sheets, and with a coat held capewise about his bent shoulders, toddled to the Mohican Club to play bottle-pool with his old friend, G. Pomeroy Keese.