Lawn-tennis

Definitions

  • A game of doubles in lawn tennis
    A game of doubles in lawn tennis
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lawn-tennis a game played with a ball and rackets on an open lawn or other smooth surface by two, three, or four persons
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of laund, lawnd.

Usage

In literature:

In England he was full of strength and vigour, fond of boating and a good lawn-tennis player.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
Lawn tennis can not be played in the house.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII. (of X.)" by Various
There only remains tennis; so we may take it as certain that it is lawn tennis which Simpkins has gone to play.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
Sir Timothy crossed the lawn, swinging his tennis racket and smiling.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
Or a last game of tennis (the lawn will just stand it)?
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Bicycle clubs and lawn tennis clubs are made quite enjoyable to a large class of students.
"Colleges in America" by John Marshall Barker
But then the Bollandists were real students, and had neither lawn tennis nor politics to divert them from their chosen career.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
In the dry country it would not be possible to keep grass lawns for tennis.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Australia" by Frank Fox
It was too early for lawn tennis, but ... well, anyhow, he had put in flannels.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
There was seldom such excitement in Suez before, the lawn tennis ground became quite deserted, and everyone seemed to have gone riding mad.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
LAWN TENNIS FOR LADIES.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Apparently it looks favourably on a modicum of Sunday Cricket or Football, and does not taboo even the enormity of Lawn-tennis.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 13, 1893" by Various
The British Isles have been defeated at Lawn Tennis, but we really shan't mind so long as we win the war.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 19th, 1914" by Various
He asked if Mrs. Larcher was at home, and, being shown into the drawing-room the lady came to him from the tennis-lawn.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
The courts of the Bataviasche Lawn-tennis Club are in the Zoological Gardens, south of the King's Plain.
"A Visit to Java" by W. Basil Worsfold
TENNIS, LAWN TENNIS, RACQUETS, AND FIVES.
"What Gunpowder Plot Was" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Lawn-tennis was their chief resource.
"Geoffrey Hampstead" by Thomas Stinson Jarvis
Into a life pastorally compounded of Petty Sessions and lawn-tennis parties, retribution fell when it was least expected.
"Some Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OE. Somerville
He has found it a trial all his life, perhaps, to talk to a woman about lawn tennis and church services.
"The Man from Archangel" by A. Conan Doyle
At lunch Dick Dennehy could not get away from his victory at lawn-tennis.
"Mrs. Maxon Protests" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

Now on the lawn
The olives fall by thousands, and I delight
To shed my tennis shoes and walk on them,
Pressing them coldly into the deep grass,
In love and reverence for the total loss.
"The Olive Tree" by Karl Shapiro
'My achievements thou hast heard of, how I chalk the wily cue,
Pull an oar, and wield the willow, and have won my double-blue;
How I ride, and play lawn tennis; how I make a claret cup;
Own the sweetest of bull terriers, and a grand St. Bernard pup.
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling

In news:

The stars of tennis started to face off for the annual All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London at the end of June.
John Isner of the United States returns a shot to Alejandro Falla of Colombia during a first round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Monday, June 25, 2012.
Venus won 6-4, 7-5 Friday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club despite 91-degree heat that felt like 101.
Switzerland's Federer returns to Britain's Murray in the men's singles tennis gold medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Less than half of the first-round matches were completed in a rainy first day at the Louisiana State Claycourt Junior Open Tennis Championships at the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club.
Britain's Murray reacts after winning his men's singles tennis semi-final match against Serbia's Djokovic at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
France's Tsonga celebrates after defeating Canada's Raonic in their men's singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
So says Ian Ritchie, chief executive of the All England Lawn and Tennis Club where Wimbledon is played.
Actress Anne Hathaway and actor Adam Shulman take their seats on centre court prior to the ladies' singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Saturday, July 2, 2011.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, joins the crowd in doing the wave at a match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Nicolas Almagro of Spain at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon.
AP Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, foreground, returns a shot to Tamira Paszek of Austria during a first round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, on Wednesday.
Serena Williams of the United States, right, is congratulated by Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland after winning the women's final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Serena Williams of the United States plays a shot against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the women's final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Julian Finney / Getty Images Serena Williams defeated Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, on Saturday to capture her fifth Wimbledon title at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning the men's singles final against Andy Murray of Britain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon , England, Sunday, July 8, 2012.
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