Billiard


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Billiard

An alternate term for one quadrillion, or 10^15. The term was coined in Germany during the hyperinflation under the Weimar Republic in the early 1920s.
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I thought you were in the billiard room," said Agatha.
Gertrude had never been in Persia, but had seen some Eastern billiard cues in the India museum.
Erskine heard their footsteps retreating, and presently saw the two enter the glow of light that shone from the open window of the billiard room, through which they went indoors.
The something particular which Sir Charles had not wished to interrupt was only a game of billiards.
Begging your pardon, ma'am, it wasn't a billiard saloon, but a gymnasium, and I was taking a lesson in fencing.
I have billiards at home, but it's no fun unless you have good players, so, as I'm fond of it, I come sometimes and have a game with Ned Moffat or some of the other fellows.
Farebrother's residence in Middlemarch, where he was carrying out some parochial plans; and Fred, not seeing anything more agreeable to do, had turned into the Green Dragon, partly to play at billiards, partly to taste the old flavor of discourse about horses, sport, and things in general, considered from a point of view which was not strenuously correct.
No billiards to-day, Crawley, my boy; yesterday was enough.
Jos is a devil of a fellow at billiards, and at everything else, too.
This pastime, and the arrival of Jos Sedley, who made his appearance in his grand open carriage, and who played a few games at billiards with Captain Crawley, replenished Rawdon's purse somewhat, and gave him the benefit of that ready money for which the greatest spirits are sometimes at a stand-still.
Pakhtunkhwa under the aegis of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Billiard and Snooker Association at different venues.
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