Play-club

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Play-club a wooden-headed golf-club used for driving the ball the longest distances
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. plegan, to play.

Usage

In literature:

No game of whist, in one of the lordly clubs of St James's Square, was ever more exclusively played.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844" by Various
Women's clubs play a very prominent part in the social life.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Besides playing and singing, some of the clubs study English, foreign languages, and many other subjects.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
You have ridden horses, played tennis, idled about clubs.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Mitchel and Thauret played poker all afternoon in one of the rooms of their club.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
Now, I must be off and play ghost in the club smoking-room.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
To go with Kitty and Joan to play at their club was her weekly treat.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
Each club had to play nine games for a full series, and four had to be played with every club before they could be counted.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
There are many clubs there, and high play in most of them, for the Cubans are given to the roulette tables.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
He's a sort of swell at the West-End play clubs.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
In what differing ways do Ibsen's plays affect the club members?
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
No one appeared to be playing that morning, but on entering the club we were approached by a fair-headed, rather smart-looking German waiter.
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
I 'll be back; I may go to the club afterwards, and play it off at something, but I'll be back before midnight.
"Avery" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Playing cricket for a suburban club on Saturday afternoons.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Without another word she picked up her clubs and set off to play her second.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
I saw you playing billiards at the club.
"A Double Knot" by George Manville Fenn
He got the Club, also, into bad odor, by allowing chess to be played there on Sundays.
"The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion" by Frederick Milnes Edge
They look into an Arab club, where men are squatting, playing with odd-looking cards and drinking muddy coffee.
"Alas!" by Rhoda Broughton
He used to call there of an evening on his way back from the club or the play.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
We play a regular point at the club.
"Here and Hereafter" by Barry Pain
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In poetry:

And so it's just a Playing Club,
We play till time for tea;
And, oh, we have the bestest times!
Just Dot and Bub and me.
"Our Club" by Carolyn Wells
Club, diamond, heart and spade,
Under these the game is played.
Warfare, wealth, love and death
Dominate our every breath.
"Card Game" by A D Hope

In news:

Lawyers on both sides of a DUI vehicular homicide case in Pennsylvania say the defendant's weight loss surgery played a role in the crash that killed two motorcyclists from a club for clean and sober bikers.
It's a veritable mini-United Nations at the weekly sessions of the Ventura Badminton Club, where players of all abilities and nationalities square off to play energetic and often very competitive games.
Established beach clubs, lagoons, tennis courts, parks and miles of trails are instantly accessible for playing, walking and socializing.
The Canadian Tour last played an event in Metro Vancouver in 2009, when the City of Surrey Invitational was held at Hazelmere Golf Club.
Rafael Marquez, who joined the Red Bulls in August 2010, has been released, having played 50 matches with the club.
His tinkering with a club by adding solder to the sole was then and is now one of the greatest inventions created to help a golfer play better and have more fun.
Calder 's Revolvers on being a very competitive ping pong club that also plays music.
The 48th Toshiba North Carolina Open will be played at the Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis July 24-26.
Young is currently the South Carolina Junior Boys Match Play Champion and will defend his title next week at Lake Marion Golf Club in Santee.
Brenton Wilcox successfully defended his championship in the Cassadaga Country Club Traditions Cup, played Sept 29 & 30.
The Weeknd plays tonight at 9:30 Club.
Adjusting from club volleyball back to high school play has been the biggest issue Arlington has faced as it gets into mid-season form.
In this Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 photo, Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club captain Guy Pnini, left, and Hapoel Tel Aviv player Jonathan Skjöldebrand, play during a match between the clubs in Tel Aviv.
SAN FRANCISCO – Steve Stricker saw what it takes to win the US Open the last time it was played at The Olympic Club.
SAN FRANCISCO – Steve Stricker saw what it takes to win the US Open the previous time it was played at The Olympic Club.
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