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noun as in bowling


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The result was rather bad for the Turks; they went down like a lot of ninepins before Mole's railway-like progression.

Three Brazilians went down like ninepins; the rest turned and fled precipitately.

Tom Richardson, the last man in for England, made sixty-two, while some who shall be nameless went down like ninepins in the van.

Russian fortresses continued for another month to fall like ninepins before the Austro-German armies.

To quote one of our Fusiliers, "they fell like ninepins" at each discharge.

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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ninepins, such as: bowls, candlepins, duckpins, skittles, kegling, and lawn bowling.

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