An Epitome of Hoyle: With Beaufort and Jones's Hoyle Improved; Or, Practical Treatises on the Following Games. Hazard, Backgammon, Tennis, ... By a Member of the Jockey Club

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R.M. Butler, 1791 - 87 pages
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Page 6 - Six and five, a man to be carried from the adversary's ace point, as far as he can go, for a gammon or for a hit. 12. Cinque and quatre, a man to be carried from the adversary's ace point, as far as he can go, for a gammon or for a hit.
Page 16 - When the ball has been in the bowler's or wicket-keeper's hands, it is considered as no longer in play ; and the strikers need not keep within their ground till the umpire has called " play ;" but if the player go out of his ground with an intent to run before the ball be delivered, the bowler may put him out.
Page 65 - ... ace of diamonds or. hearts, when they are not trumps. The two of hearts or diamonds is always superior to the three ; the three to the four; the four to the five ;.and the five to the six : the six is only superior to the seven when it is not trumps, for when the seven is manille, it is the second trump.
Page 15 - Ball must weigh not less than five ounces and a half, nor more than five ounces and three quarters.
Page 7 - If you bear any number of men before you have entered a man taken up, and which, consequently, you were obliged to enter, such men, so borne, must be entered again in your adversary's tables, as well as the man taken up.
Page 31 - ... 14. Let not your adversary's knight fork your king and queen, or king and rook, or queen and rook, or your two rooks, at the same time; for in the two first cases, the king being forced to go out of check, the queen or the rook must be lost; and in the two last a rook must be lost, at best, for a worse piece.
Page 61 - Take the various lengths from 2 to 3 to 4 to 5 to 6 to 7...
Page 12 - If a ball falls on a line with the first gallery, door, second gallery or last gallery, the chace is likewise called at such or such a place, naming the gallery, &c.
Page 7 - If you play with fourteen men only, there is no penalty attending it, because by playing with a lesser number than you are entitled to, you play to a disadvantage, by not having the additional man to make up your tables.

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