ninepins

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ninepins

1. another name for skittles
2. one of the pins used in this game
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While others were falling like ninepins his mount was making light of the awesome fences and victory looked there for the taking.
Even by today's more lenient standards of violence the sight of soldiers falling like ninepins in the face of the enemy's onslaught loses none of its impact.
Where wickets were falling like ninepins on day one (18 of them, in fact), chiefly due to the way the ball was swinging now say the sages, and after Sussex spent most of day two piling up the runs, yesterday was even more difficult to call.