Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dense, felt-like growth of the alga Vaucheria.

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Examples

  • But when the partners at Wall Street upstart Toro Trading finished with their questions, they broke out a deck of cards and a green-felt card table.

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  • I was still attending a private school in Carlsbad, and I stood in the cafeteria looking down at the green-felt gymnasium floor.

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  • But everyone agreed that Zanzic enjoyed fine wine, beautiful women, and the green-felt gaming tables to excess.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • A mahogany bar with a brass rail and spittoons ran the length of the room; there were four green-felt pool tables in back that the owner sometimes covered with oilcloth and served free gumbo on, and old men played bourée and dominoes under the wood-bladed fans that hung from the ceiling.

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  • Sometimes when I arrive, there will be several guys sitting at a green-felt, leather-railed table, looking at televised sports on one of the three flat screens, waiting for the game to get off.

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  • Winn sauntered onto stage wearing nothing more than a green-felt Robin Hood look-a-like finger puppet on his penis at the April

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  • Now they and the other 22 get to play again (to varying degrees, based on their contracts) in a high-stakes game that keeps contestants aspiring or coming back like it's a green-felt spot at a World Series of Poker table.

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  • Tarri Woolery, a volunteer from Topeka, ran in her homemade, green-felt elfin costume.

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  • The idea was to bring foreign operators with their resort hotels, conventions, golf, and family-friendly shows-all wrapped around a core of lucrative green-felt tables and blinking slot machines.

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  • So when I think of Dave Dombrowski, I think of a man placing his bets on a green-felt table.

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