Did Bourne expect his team to play footer as though it were a game of croquet?
The dragon treats the whole affair as if it was an invitation to tea and croquet.
In other words, the thing's feet must have been arched like a croquet wicket.
What have golfers, and tennis-players, and makers of century runs to do with croquet?
The four-ball game with two players is preferred by many, though lacking the sociality which is one of the charms of croquet.
We have a croquet set in the yard, and sometimes we have a tent too.
I am satisfied that this game of tennis has nothing of the fascinating quality of croquet.
There was one terrace devoted to croquet, another to tennis.
Della had no money to buy a croquet set, but she had something far better, an alert and undiscouraged mind.
Mabel quite agreed to this, saying that after her croquet, she did not care to drive.
1858, from Northern French dialect croquet "hockey stick," from Old North French "shepherd's crook," from Old French croc (12c.), from Old Norse krokr "hook" (see crook). Game originated in Brittany, popularized in Ireland c.1830, England c.1850, where it was very popular until 1872.