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baize

a woollen fabric resembling felt, usually green, used mainly for the tops of billiard tables
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Jones the prepostor has the study at the fire end, and he has rigged up an iron rod and green baize curtain across the passage, which he draws at night, and sits there with his door open; so he gets all the fire, and hears if we come out of our studies after eight, or make a noise.
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.
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.
If I carried a harp in this climate, you know, I must have a green baize cover for it; and I should be sure to leave it behind me by mistake.
Frequently raising her eyes to the trees whence these sounds came down, and feeling as though they made the place more quiet than perfect silence would have done, the child loitered from grave to grave, now stopping to replace with careful hands the bramble which had started from some green mound it helped to keep in shape, and now peeping through one of the low latticed windows into the church, with its worm-eaten books upon the desks, and baize of whitened-green mouldering from the pew sides and leaving the naked wood to view.
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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.
May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code(SAFECode) today announced that Eric Baize, Head of Product Security and Trusted Engineering at EMC Corporation, will serve as its new Chairman.
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.
sound the death knell for sportsmanshis on In snooker, players regularly call fouls themselves but M nical urphy reckons the cynurphy nical reckons the cyn attitude will soon creep onto the baize.