skittle alley


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skittle alley a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Skittle alley an alley or court in which the game of skittles is played.
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In literature:

One was an intermittent rumbling from the back premises of the inn half-way up; this meant a skittle alley.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
There was also a skittle alley attached to the pub and no charge was made for the use of it.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
The murmur of voices thickened, and there was no rumbling in the skittle alley to interrupt it.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
In the meanwhile in a remote corner of the park the quality was assembled round the skittle-alley.
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
Quoits hung up on several large nails driven into a wall, and there was a covered skittle alley.
"Dr. Jolliffe's Boys" by Lewis Hough
There were two bowling-greens in it, and a skittle-alley.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
Most inns have a skittle alley, for skittles are still played in Germany by all classes.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
For a few minutes Guentz walked silently up and down the gravel-strewn skittle-alley.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
The gate on the right opened into a bowling-green and skittle-alley.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
They had gone as far as the skittle-alley, when they were startled by terrible yells above their heads.
"The Red Room" by August Strindberg
Even the skittle-alley has lost many of its attractions.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott