ninepins


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ninepins

1. another name for skittles
2. one of the pins used in this game
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Add to this the fine lace, the silks, satins and Italian brocades fashionable in the 17th century and you can see why Cavaliers (not Roundheads - who were viewed as 17th century chavs) went down like ninepins when a Julia sailed past them with her hair - not to mention other parts of her body bobbing around and all her jewels twinkling.
As long as there is someone to stop them at the bottom so the momentum doesn't take them across Ramsden Street, through the Piazza knocking over pedestrians like ninepins and down the stairs at the far end on to the ring road below the Market Hall.
On Wednesday and Thursday seeded players fell like ninepins to such an extent that Nigel Edwards was the only seed remaining in the quarter-finals on Friday morning.
``We might still be short of players for the long haul because they are going down like ninepins but fortune favours the brave.''
They are falling for her menacing spell like ninepins. The Philadelphia Inquirer calls her a "dragon lady", a dominatrix in designer black.
They went down like ninepins at the first - five fallers in all - including Ireland's big hope Micko's Dream.
And No 8 Scott Quinnell used the blue-shorted Italians as ninepins, as he knocked them over time after time with a series of blockbusting runs.
The shell-shocked Islamabad then collapsed like ninepins for a miserable 120 in the 31st over with Kamran snaring seven wickets for 23 runs in 6.4 overs.
With turf fixtures falling like ninepins amid Biblical rainstorms, Lingfield's card could well play a prominent role in today's proceedings, and BOOMTOWN can justify the trip to Surrey from Middleham to land the 10-furlong handicap (2.25).
At 8-15 he seems the proverbial good thing, even in a week when seeds have been falling like ninepins.
A Tyne and Wear Select XI will take on Scotland's Rossie Priory at Jesmond's County Ground on Thursday, August 19, as a tribute to Brian Hutchinson, who played for The Ninepins and Railway cricket clubs for 25 years until his death two years ago.
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.