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Lawn tennis   /lɔn tˈɛnəs/   Listen
Lawn tennis

noun
1.
A game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court.  Synonym: tennis.






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"Lawn tennis" Quotes from Famous Books



... inclines him sympathetically—almost respectfully—towards a mental inferior. Moreover, the feeling, whatever it may be, is rarely, if ever, found in women. A man does not openly triumph in victory, as do women. One sees an easy victor—at lawn tennis, for instance—go to his vanquished foe, wiping vigorously a brow that is scarcely damp, and explaining more or less lamely how it came about. But the same rarely happens in the "ladies' singles." What, to quote another instance, is more profound ...
— With Edged Tools • Henry Seton Merriman

... the Majestic Hotel—"very Eastern, with the usual accompanying stinks, and most interesting to us. I have taken a good many photos, but am a bit doubtful about them, and do not know why. But—well, we shall see. They have made Ernest an hon. member of the Lawn Tennis Club (he is now Colonel Halford), so he gets plenty of exercise, and the other members are great sportsmen. Indeed, this is the most manifest development I notice amongst ...
— Lines in Pleasant Places - Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler • William Senior

... As to lawn tennis—another dangerous rival—we hear a good deal in these days about "foot-faults." That seems to show the trend of modern thought. If we are to be in the swim we shall have to reconsider our no-ball rule. Why not make it a no-ball every time unless the bowler ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, July 1, 1914 • Various

... to go up with them to the front, took a lively interest in him, and made quite a pet of him. Two other regiments were at the station at the time and, consequently, there was a good deal of gaiety in the way of lawn tennis and croquet parties, small dinners and dances and, after mess, billiards and whist. Lisle soon became an expert in the former games, but he never touched either a billiard cue or a card, though he was an interested spectator when others ...
— Through Three Campaigns - A Story of Chitral, Tirah and Ashanti • G. A. Henty



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