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.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 12, 1916

  • The limits of biography; of photography in painting; of the spot-stroke in billiards.

    Without Prejudice

  • a tall and fat-cheeked gentleman with a neat moustache, called Mabbey, was practising the spot-stroke.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works


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