from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In games, the same as rounders.
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Had I not played at pat-ball with Madame in the Bois de Boulogne?
It happened that they played tennis quite well and Philip was tired of pat-ball with Miss
The prince looked on as the Spaniard and his Scottish foe, world No. 4 Andy Murray, played a pat-ball exhibition match in front of the principality's royal palace.
It happened that they played tennis quite well and Philip was tired of pat-ball with Miss Wilkinson (she had only begun to play when she came to