ninepins


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ninepins

1. another name for skittles
2. one of the pins used in this game
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Like ninepins, the old men fell before the onslaught of domino ignorance: the Lawnmower Saleman left squawking that he had been beaten by a novice so young he had never been in a pub before.
Now, with top three-year-olds toppling like ninepins in the States, the stage looks wide open for Alpha to record his first top-level success in the hands of champion jockey Ramon Dominguez.
Perez's Japanese teammate Kamui Kobayashi provided another moment of drama when he overshot his mark at the pit stop and sent mechanics sprawling like ninepins, without suffering serious injury.
They are now beginning to realise how many of the certainties cherished by economists over the past hundred years are collapsing like ninepins.
Wickets tumbled like ninepins as leaders Dafen were dismissed for 131 by BS Port Talbot.
India completely lost their way as wickets fell like ninepins to a stunned silence at the VCA Stadium, with speedster Dale Steyn, who went for 24 off his first three overs, causing the most damage to end with a five-wicket haul for 50 runs.
A few days ago, hysterical headlines were predicting another global economic crash with banks worldwide falling like ninepins.
As the subprime crisis took its toll and banks began falling like ninepins, the magic of Wall Street disappeared almost overnight.
But a captain's knock of 56no from Bridge skipper Robbie Jones was of little consolation as he watched his team-mates falling like ninepins on their way to 135 all out.
The supply chain is going down like ninepins at the moment and the situation requires significant government support.