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stool ball

  1. a game resembling cricket, still played by girls and women in Sussex, England
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Historical Examples

  • On rainy days the Queen's maids were here accustomed to play at stool-ball.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned

    Ford Madox Ford

  • Stool-ball was so named from the setting-up of a stool to be bowled at.

  • Kind service cannot be chucked from hand to hand like a shuttlecock or stool-ball.


    Walter Scott

  • On the second Christmas, at Plymouth, we find some of the Pilgrims playing pitch-the-bar and stool-ball.

  • It has lately been revived in East Sussex by the establishment of stool-ball clubs in many villages.