skittle pin


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skittle pin a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles
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In literature:

So he sat for half an hour, quite motionless, and looking all the while like nothing so much as a great Dutch Pin or Skittle.
"Barnaby Rudge" by Charles Dickens
Skittles, cricket, quoits, nine-pins, comic songs, choruses, company round the chimney corner every winter's evening.
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
Bowling or ten-pins is a favourite winter amusement of both sexes, and occupies a far more exalted position than the English skittles.
"The Land of Contrasts" by James Fullarton Muirhead
It pinned us all down to the deck, as if we were skittle-pegs, making our faces smart again with the bitter downpour.
"The Island Treasure" by John Conroy Hutcheson