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baize

a woollen fabric resembling felt, usually green, used mainly for the tops of billiard tables
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When the sea-green curtains were closed, and when the two baize doors were shut behind me, I stopped for a moment in the little circular hall beyond, and drew a long, luxurious breath of relief.
I muffled the picture in its green baize covering, restored it to the case, and having transported the whole concern to my bed-room, put it out of sight under my bed.
The little table with the green baize cover was wheeled out; the first instalment of punch was brought in, in a white jug; and the succeeding three hours were devoted to VINGT-ET-UN at sixpence a dozen, which was only once interrupted by a slight dispute between the scorbutic youth and the gentleman with the pink anchors; in the course of which, the scorbutic youth intimated a burning desire to pull the nose of the gentleman with the emblems of hope; in reply to which, that individual expressed his decided unwillingness to accept of any 'sauce' on gratuitous terms, either from the irascible young gentleman with the scorbutic countenance, or any other person who was ornamented with a head.
filed in to prayers, through the green baize door which still separated the master's part of the house from that of the boys, there was a small boy posted in the passage to give the sign of silence to the rest assembled in the hall, quite identically as in the dim old days; the picture was absolutely unchanged; it was only we who were out of it in body and soul.
On our side of the baize door a fine hospitality and a finer flow of spirits were the order of the night.
He must needs lead me into the boys' part, through the green baize door.
Winner of the 2014-15 Baize Watch Player of the Year Tony Fisher (right) together with Baize Watch writer Tony Cook Photo: JAMES MALONEY
Louise just loved to play snooker And was nicknamed the Queen Of The Baize, Although she never got high scores Her trick shots would truly amaze.
The one-time court jester of football is booked to appear at the Tyne Theatre on November 29, just a goalkick from where he once dazzled on the green baize of SJP.
Sylvain Baize, in charge of the Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers Reference Center at France's Pasteur Institute, said Ebola had claimed fewer than 2,000 lives in almost 40 years, a minute toll compared with other diseases.
ALEX Oxlade-Chamberlain has taken a chastening defeat on the green baize at the hands of Wayne Rooney.
Wasley, the 1,000-1 rank outsider ante-post and 9-1 just to beat Ding, walked off the baize rated a 100-1 shot by Coral to win the tournament but the Rocket was the big winner.