from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A game somewhat like tennis, played with a larger ball, which the player strikes with his arm, on which there is a guard from the wrist to the elbow.
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- noun An Italian game, played with a large leather ball.
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- noun A
traditional Italian gameplayed with a large leather ball.
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- noun an Italian game similar to tennis
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Un uccello… Un aeroplano… Un robot… O forse un pallone aerostatico?
This Polo corresponds with the folliculus, the pallone, the baloun-game (moyen âge) of Europe, where the horse is not such a companion of man; and whereof the classics sang: —
Lui riuscirà a scoprire chi ha rotto la finestra col pallone, chi ha rubato la marmellata, e chi ha mangiato la torta.
But those who have seen _pallone_ will not, perhaps, so much wonder at the Italians, nor condemn them for not playing their own game, when they remember that the French have turned them out of their only amphitheatre adapted for it, and left them only _pazienza_.
Anxious to exhibit all the good qualities of her betrothed, she abruptly introduced the subject of pallone, in which, it appeared, he was a proficient player.
Philip himself had loved to watch pallone, that entrancing combination of lawn-tennis and fives.
He could play calcio and pallone, and his own poems witness his love of hunting and of country life, and he ran a horse often enough in the palii of Siena.
The days were spent at bowls or pallone within the castle, or upon hawking-parties or hunting-parties when presently the Duke's health was sufficiently improved to enable him to sit his horse; and at night there was feasting which Cavalcanti must provide, and on some evenings we danced, though that was a diversion in which I took no part, having neither the will nor the art.
Palace; a third in the Piazza of S. Mark in 1741; the game of pallone
A Wanderer in Venice Harry [Illustrator] Morley 1903
It was long before the travellers 'knock was answered, but a bewildered porter at length admitted them, and Odo cried out when he recognised in the man's face the features of one of the lads who had taught him to play pallone in the castle court.
The Valley of Decision Edith Wharton 1899