from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Eng. pool, a spot between the billiard or red-ball spot and the center spot; in American pool, the billiard spot itself.
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It is understood that the game was arranged as the result of a heated discussion during lunch the same day, in the course of which Herbert had the effrontery to tell me -- I mean, to tell James -- that what I-- that is, he -- knew about billiards wouldn't cover the pyramid-spot.