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pallmall

PALL'MALL, n. [L. pila, a ball, and malleus, mallet.] A play in which a ball is driven through an iron ring by a mallet; also, the mallet.




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PALL'MALL, n. [L. pila, a ball, and malleus, mallet.] A play in which a ball is driven through an iron ring by a mallet; also, the mallet.


PALL'MALL, n. [L. pila, a ball, and malleus, mallet; It. palla, a ball, and malleo, a hammer.]

A play in which a ball is driven through an iron ring by a mallet; also, the mallet. – Johnson.


Pall`-mall"
  1. A game formerly common in England, in which a wooden ball was driven with a mallet through an elevated hoop or ring of iron. The name was also given to the mallet used, to the place where the game was played, and to the street, in London, still called Pall Mall.

    [Written also pail-mail and pell-mell.] Sir K. Digby. Evelyn.
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Pallmall

PALL'MALL, noun [Latin pila, a ball, and malleus, mallet.] A play in which a ball is driven through an iron ring by a mallet; also, the mallet.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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INTEL'LIGIBLE, a. [L. intelligibilis.] That may be understood or comprehended; as an intelligible account. The rules of human duty are intelligible to minds of the smallest capacity.

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