What were you doing, sir, up in that billiard
The land becomes a wide green billiard
table on which tiny human in- sects toil up and down.
What the devil does Sir John mean by not having a billiard
room in his house?
Some of the gentlemen were gone to the stables: the younger ones, together with the younger ladies, were playing billiards
in the billiard
Yes; it is so comfortable since we built the billiard
room and took away those nasty hangings in the hall.
One night as I was passing a tavern I saw through a lighted window some gentlemen fighting with billiard
cues, and saw one of them thrown out of the window.
I have quite as great an interest in being careful of his house as you can have; and as to such alterations as I was suggesting just now, such as moving a bookcase, or unlocking a door, or even as using the billiard
-room for the space of a week without playing at billiards
in it, you might just as well suppose he would object to our sitting more in this room, and less in the breakfast-room, than we did before he went away, or to my sister's pianoforte being moved from one side of the room to the other.
The yellow shoes looked as though each had half a billiard
ball in the toe, and the entire tops were perforated with many diverging lines in an attempt for the decorative.
It was the only social center of the garrison beside the strictly military headquarters; it had a billiard
room and a bar, and even an excellent reference library for those officers who were so perverse as to take their profession seriously.
Only last Sunday, when poor wretches were gay--within the walls playing with children among the clipped trees and the statues in the Palace Garden; walking, a score abreast, in the Elysian Fields, made more Elysian by performing dogs and wooden horses; between whiles filtering (a few) through the gloomy Cathedral of Our Lady to say a word or two at the base of a pillar within flare of a rusty little gridiron-full of gusty little tapers; without the walls encompassing Paris with dancing, love-making, wine-drinking, tobacco-smoking, tomb-visiting, billiard
card and domino playing, quack-doctoring, and much murderous refuse, animate and inanimate--only last Sunday, my Lady, in the desolation of Boredom and the clutch of Giant Despair, almost hated her own maid for being in spirits.
He never came out on the veranda without glancing first of all at her grass house in the corner of the compound; and one evening, idly knocking the balls about on the billiard
table, he came to himself to find himself standing staring at the nail upon which from the first she had hung her Stetson hat and her revolver-belt.
From the billiard
room next door came the sound of balls knocking, of talk and laughter.