billiard marker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n billiard marker a device for keeping the score in a game of billiards
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Usage

In literature:

Tip had turned his liberty to hopeful account by becoming a billiard-marker.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
In the meantime he would go and play billiards with the marker whilst Harold was having his dinner.
"The Man" by Bram Stoker
Let it be a game of billiards, for instance, which the marker is going to teach us.
"Medical Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
It might have been the face of a hostler or a billiard-marker.
"That Fortune" by Charles Dudley Warner
He said a gentleman oughtn't to play billiards as well as a marker.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
Steelman got on at an hotel as billiard-marker and decoy, and in six months he managed that pub.
"While the Billy Boils" by Henry Lawson
They were Guard himself and a lying billiard-marker from Kororareka.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
I recollect the billiard-marker at one of the Christchurch hotels was the younger son of a baronet.
"Five Years in New Zealand" by Robert B. Booth
I never had a billiard-marker like him.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
What's the difference between a gardener and a billiard marker?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
My old friend the billiard marker was gone, and the new man did not look upon me at all favourably.
"The Log of a Sea-Waif" by Frank T. Bullen
I listened and admired and became as necessary to the personages as a marker at billiards.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Cayley Drummle did ask him to mark, but I stopped that; it's so easy to make a gentleman look like a billiard-marker.
"The Second Mrs. Tanqueray" by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
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In poetry:

The maker of Bonnets ferociously planned
A novel arrangement of bows:
While the Billiard-marker with quivering hand
Was chalking the tip of his nose.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
The maker of Bonnets ferociously planned
A novel arrangement of bows:
While the Billiard-marker with quivering hand
Was chalking the tip of his nose.
"Fit The Fourth - The Hunting" by Lewis Carroll