Treat men as pawns and ninepins and you shall suffer as well as they.
Margaret hunted about in the attic, and found a box of ninepins.
Peter was silently appointed to set up the ninepins for them.
The Indians fell like ninepins, but there were always more to come on.
Had any one had the courage to do so, they would have gone down like a row of ninepins.
So thought not ...