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1) baize. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An often bright-green cotton or woolen material napped to imitate felt and used chiefly as a cover for gaming tables. French baies, from pl. of bai, bay-colored,...

2) Green Baize Road (Gentlemen of the). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Gentlemen of the Green Cloth Road," billiard players. (See Bleak House, chap. xxvi. par. 1.) Probably the idea of sharpers is included, as "Gentlemen of the Road"...

3) 1266. Adm C Turner Joy, US Navy. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...AUTHOR: Adm C Turner Joy, US Navy QUOTATION: The field of combat was a long, narrow, green-baize covered table. The weapons were words. ATTRIBUTION: On a year of...

4) 60. Like some old-fashioned miracle. Part Five: The Single Hound. Dickinson, Emily. 1924. Complete Poems
...they seem. Her Memories like strains—review— When Orchestra is dumb, The Violin in baize replaced 15 And Ear and Heaven numb....

5) 247. Youth in Arms by Harold Monro. Monroe, Harriet, ed. 1917. The New Poetry: An Anthology
...They all seemed; for well they knew How ungrudgingly Youth dies. At their green official baize 25 They debated all the night Plans for your adventurous days Which...

6) 5. Incident of the Letter. Stevenson, Robert Louis. 1886. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
...the foggy cupola. At the further end, a flight of stairs mounted to a door covered with red baize; and through this, Mr. Utterson was at last received into the doctor...

7) §6. Influence of Romance languages. XX. The Language from Chaucer to Shakespeare. Vol. 3. Renascence and Reformation. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...borrowed, besides such common words as chart, gallimaufry (mixture), baies (baize) and bombast (cotton wadding). The word essay now, for the first time, became used...

8) IV. Another Love-Scene. Book V—Wheat and Tares. Eliot, George. 1917. The Mill on the Floss. Vol. IX. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...about with them. If I carried a harp in this climate, you know, I must have a green baize cover for it; and I should be sure to leave it behind me by mistake. 4 You...

9) 8. Fresh Suspicions. Christie, Agatha. 1920. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
...arm, and drew me aside. "Quick, go to the other wing. Stand there—just this side of the baize door. Do not move till I come." Then, turning rapidly, he rejoined the...

10) I. A Plea for Irish Legislative Independence by Henry Grattan. Ireland (1775-1902). Vol. VI. Bryan, William Jennings, ed. 1906. The World's Famous Orations
...landed gentlemen may get their rents, and you may export woolen, and may load a vessel with baize, serges, and kerseys, and you may bring back again directly from...

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