from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pelota.


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  • He feels sparks bursting beside his ear and feels them popping through the shirt covering his shoulder, as though sprites and fairies were setting quarks to spinning or playing jai-alai with neutrinos.


  • For an even more extreme example, think about a jai-alai throw: the ball gains a lot of its speed from rolling down the length of the basket.

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  • The banana rug cake.... maybe the cake is on the infield at Fenway... stripes from the lawnmower? and the "banana rug" is really supposed to he a jai-alai xistera the thrower thingy?

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  • Voters in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties here in South Florida get a chance to go to the polls today to vote on whether or not Vegas-style slot machines will be allowed in race tracks and jai-alai frontons.

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  • Playing the World Series in Pro Player Stadium, a jai-alai player's heave off the Florida Turnpike, is like hosting the Latin Grammys in Milwaukee. - Marlins baseball is sink or swim

  • Standing in line next to Michael Ferrarelli at a recent job fair at a jai-alai that is expanding to include slots and blackjack, the 47-year-old Hollywood resident said she's been looking for work since 2009.

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  • Florida Senate committee offered a last-ditch handout to Florida's ailing dog tracks and jai-alai frontons Tuesday, passing a bill to give them a CHARITY work helps to build a sense of community among the young. - Business News

  • Florida Senate panel offers tax break to dog tracks, jai-alai frontons - Business News

  • In addition, pari-mutuels not in Broward and Miami-Dade are pushing for the Legislature to authorize bingo slots or video lottery terminals through local referendums, which would provide a fresh revenue stream for struggling greyhound and horse tracks and jai-alai frontons around the state.


  • Adding those machines has been a goal of Tampa Bay Downs and the state's Greyhound tracks and jai-alai frontons.

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