Aunt Louise made a nice little dressing-case of bronze kid, lined with silk, and Grace made a pretty pen-wiper and pin-ball.
The little lady watches every motion as comically as a kitten watches a pin-ball.
It was as natural for her to want to flirt with every man she saw, as for a kitten to scamper after a pin-ball.
He read a newspaper and fed a dollar and a half into a pin-ball machine.
To move about erratically: Robin Williams' comedy routines pinball from one manic impression to another
[1980s+; fr the game of pinball, found by 1911, in which a spring-propelled ball bounces about among obstacles]