from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A billiard manœuver consisting chiefly in repeatedly pocketing a red ball from its spot, and at the same time pulling the cue-ball back.
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There is a misunderstanding between _George_ and _Diana_ (of such a childlike ingenuousness as to suggest that really this too easy spot-stroke should be barred to playwrights), and the idiotic girl promptly engages herself to _Richard_, who is of course in love with a patently naughty married woman.
The limits of biography; of photography in painting; of the spot-stroke in billiards.
a tall and fat-cheeked gentleman with a neat moustache, called Mabbey, was practising the spot-stroke.