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ninepins

1. another name for skittles
2. one of the pins used in this game
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Two other bodies were recovered on Saturday from the same vessel, the 499-ton Quan Tai, which sank after colliding with the container ship Xing Long east of the Ninepin Islands.
Either he stands up to the smash 'n' grab bosses of Failtrack, or he goes down like a ninepin.
"Attractions included coconut shy, bric-a-brac, tombolas, beat the goalie, plant, bottle and cake stalls, donkey rides, lucky dip, hook-a-duck and ninepin bowling.
The heart-warming link between Elgar and Troyte ("Ninepin", as the composer affectionately nicknamed this rather gangling, lanky -- and with an uncanny resemblance to Robert Louis Stevenson -- individual pedalling around on his trusty bicycle) is preserved at the Church of St Wulstan, Little Malvern, where Edward and Alice Elgar are buried.
Prosecutor Julian Greenwood said: "He went down like a ninepin and hit the back of his head on the kerb or the road surface.
Prosecutor Julian Greenwood told the court: "He went down like a ninepin and hit the back of his head on the kerb or the road surface.
Best betting moment I was only 15 at the time, and it was a double on two horses, Castle Way and Ninepin. They won at 14-1 and 25-1, and made me pounds 60.
Last night, the home side never stood a chance and with the sun setting over the Cathedral End and blinding the Derbyshire batsmen, they went down almost like ninepins.
Cheer after cheer rang out as top Tories fell like ninepins.
Top Honcho's first-wave battalion of 11 went down like ninepins in Thursday's Derby heats, taking four qualifying places, but failing to register a single win.