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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"We were making good money with the billiards in the wintertime, but we didn't sell as much in the summer," Overby says.
The Earth might be smoother than a billiard ball, but its roundness, of lack of it, lets it down.
If she's rattled about giving the first coming-out interview in the history of the Women's Professional Billiard Association, she's not letting it show.
FEWER pub-goers now want to play traditional games such as darts and bar billiards, said research published yesterday, The number of pubs with a dart board or billiard table is now in ``grave decline'', the authors of The Good Pub Guide said.
Canadian Club, from Allied Domecq, has enlisted world billiard champion and popular sports figure Jeanette Lee to represent the brand in a fall program that includes grassroots billiards tournaments, retail merchandising and a national sweepstakes.
Some readers will recall one or two of them by name - the George Eliot Billiard Hall in Queens Road, Lamb's in Queens Road, and the Milby Billiard Hall.
(A hat and scarf hanging on the wall in one of Braque's interiors with billiard table take on an eerie, surrogate human presence that foreshadows the mysteries of Johns' pegboard clothing.) The language of Cubism, to be sure, had already challenged the fixed identities of objects as well as the boundaries between them and the spaces they occupied; but in these late works, the marriage of disparate forms and the meltdown of solid objects reach a new level of dark enchantment.
A learning mode teaches users through tracking lines to a target where to place the cue stick on the billiard when making shots.
A smooth stroke ending in a sharp tap with a billiard cue sends a ball scooting across the table's green felt surface.
Amit was joined in the weekly sports forum supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and HG Guyabano Tea Leaf Drink by fellow national billiards team member Floriza Andal and 2017 Los Angeles World Police 9-ball billiards campaigner Eric "Billiard Cop" Bayhon.
David Billiard, also a former police officer, allegedly abused the teenager during naked massage sessions at his home.
LAHORE -- Country's first ever billiard academy will start functioning from September 14 at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.