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synonyms for skittles

  • bowls
  • candlepins
  • duckpins
  • ninepins
  • kegling
  • lawn bowling
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How to use skittles in a sentence

Wonder whether my "Firmness" is as large as Professor Skittles declared.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 93, SEPTEMBER 24, 1887VARIOUS
These not being familiar military words of command, the men stuck there like skittles.
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
Bowling and the game of skittles are also favourite pastimes, and to the latter especially several romantic stories attach.
TYROL AND ITS PEOPLECLIVE HOLLAND
The men laughed and fell in for their first march, when they began to realise that a soldier's life was not all beer and skittles.
SOLDIER STORIESRUDYARD KIPLING
It means that he is strong enough—but you think it skittles, Colonel Creighton—to make any one do anything he wants.
KIMRUDYARD KIPLING
They tell me God has taken away the beer and also the skittles and left me only pieces of bread and drinks of water.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
And with your chance of a blow-out you're jest a-playing skittles.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 108, FEBRUARY 2, 1895VARIOUS
Gousset then proposed a game of skittles, which the gendarme and Morin accepted.
THE HOUSE OF THE COMBRAYSG. LE NOTRE
"I'm not proficient enough in skittles to appreciate the feat," he answered.
JACK HARKAWAY AND HIS SON'S ESCAPE FROM THE BRIGAND'S OF GREECEBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
We talked, you and I, of what we knew nothing about; I know something now; and it isn't all skittles and beer, Kenyon.
SOME PERSONS UNKNOWNE. W. HORNUNG
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SKITTLES

  • bowls
  • candlepins
  • duckpins
  • kegling
  • lawn bowling
  • ninepins
  • skittles
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.