from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An oblong edifice in which the game of tennis is played. See tennis, 1.
  • n. The court upon which the game of lawn-tennis is played.


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  • Tennis permits, which cost players $100 a year to play on public courts, don't specifically fund tennis-court maintenance.

    City Tennis Courts: Good, Bad and Ugly

  • Recently, French archaeologists uncovered the remains of an elegant 17th century indoor tennis-court at the Palace of Versailles.

    Versailles and the Royal Sport

  • Planning a vacation in southern France, wed come across an advertisement for a chalet with an ocean view and rented itand found, upon arrival, that the chalet was in a trailer park with a scum-covered swimming pool, a broken tennis-court net, and a system for heating hot water that required an engineering degree to understand.

    The Italian Summer

  • Bernie added one more comment: My favorite part was the tennis-court scene.

    Dog on It

  • Chief Justice John Roberts, as a Reagan administration attorney in the 1980s, had raised concerns about aspects of the Voting Rights Act. After agenda items on trail maintenance, a tennis-court proposal and efforts to eradicate feral hogs, Mr. Bowers moved to drop the appeal to the Supreme Court.

    A Showdown on Voting Rights

  • This delay Walker bore like a philosopher, and, far from repining, was still the gayest fellow of the tennis-court, and the soul of the midnight carouse.

    Mens Wives

  • Mary Pidwall and Cupid were together under an acacia tree at the gate of the tennis-court; and it was M.P. who had cast the above gibe at

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • As soon as they had rounded the tennis-court and were out of sight of the house, Erwin and Marmaduke clambered over the palings and dropped into the street, vowing a mysterious vengeance on Laura if she went indoors without them.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • The orchard, where a space had been leveled for a tennis-court, was a great, square grass-plot, planted with apple-trees, inclosed by the park, the vegetable-garden, and the farms belonging to the castle.

    Strong as Death

  • As for the second part of this our doctrine, — thou seemest in some measure to mistrust the readiness of my paternity in the practising of my placket-racket within the Aphrodisian tennis-court at all times fitting, as if the stiff god of gardens were not favourable to me.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel


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