Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A contest at cricket between two sides of eleven players each, lasting usually from half a day to three days.

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Examples

  • Despite legal equality, members of minority communities are repeatedly subjected to a cricket-match or a national-song test of loyalty.

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  • Despite legal equality, members of minority communities are repeatedly subjected to a cricket-match or a national-song test of loyalty.

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  • These are fit things for a gentleman to study, and may occupy him as well as a cock-fight or a cricket-match.

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  • One Saturday afternoon, those boarders who had not been invited out were taken to see a cricket-match.

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  • On the Saturday Thompson died, in the bright afternoon, while the cricket-match was going on as usual on the big-side ground.

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  • She and some of the girls from her school played truant t'other day and went to see a County cricket-match.

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  • During the delay which seems inseparable from the commencement of a cricket-match some of the players, ready costumed in cricket apparel,

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  • Nor can we here refer to the incidental pleasures which a cricket-match affords independently of participation in the game itself.

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  • In fact, no ball, party, picnic, cricket-match, race or private theatricals were considered complete without him.

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  • A few weeks previous to the holidays, "the old Queen" gave a magnificent _fête_ at Frogmore, when, to form a prominent feature in the day's amusements, her favourites, the Etonians, were invited to play a cricket-match, for which a beautiful space of lawn had already been most good-naturedly prepared.

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