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a game resembling cricket, still played by girls and women in Sussex, England
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby stool ball
stood, stooge, stook, stookie, stool, stool ball, stool pigeon, stooly, stoop, stoop ball, stoop labor
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How to use stool ball in a sentence
Stool-ball was so named from the setting-up of a stool to be bowled at.
I hear, too, we are to have a real old-fashioned Easter Day—heaving and lifting, and stool-ball.Animal Ghosts|Elliott O'Donnell
On the second Christmas, at Plymouth, we find some of the Pilgrims playing pitch-the-bar and stool-ball.Customs and Fashions in Old New England|Alice Morse Earle
Kind service cannot be chucked from hand to hand like a shuttlecock or stool-ball.Ivanhoe|Walter Scott
On rainy days the Queen's maids were here accustomed to play at stool-ball.The Fifth Queen Crowned|Ford Madox Ford