from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the game of croquet, to move by a roquet-croquet, as one's own and another ball.
- n. In the game of croquet, the act of a player, after roqueting a ball, of putting his own in contact with it and driving both away by a blow of the mallet against his own ball.
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"Do you play with or without the roquet-croquet?" has now come to be the first point of mutual solicitude in a mixed party.
It seems a pity to side with one poor authority against three good ones, but there is no doubt that the present tendency of the best players is to cultivate the roquet-croquet more and more; and after employing it, one is as unwilling to give it up, as a good billiard-player would be to revert from the cue to the mace.
England, the reasons for the general use of the roquet-croquet would be far stronger.