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Castle Hyde,’ which has a billiards room decorated in an African safari theme and an indoor recreation complex with a swimming pool.
Elsewhere, there’s a breakfast nook, a theater room, a wet bar, a sauna, a gym, a billiards room and a family room with a curved wall of windows.
There is a lacquered library, a velvety billiards room and a dining room with its own bar.
The formal dining room opens to a step-down living room, which shares a two-sided flagstone fireplace with a billiards/game room.
Joe Bogdovics, of Roebling, New Jersey, and his wife Debbie were in Atlantic City this week for a billiards tournament usually held at Bally’s.
The 5,800-square-foot house features an eat-in kitchen, five bedrooms and a billiards room with a wet bar.
To the right of the entryway is a billiards room with views of the pool area through a series of tall windows with plantation shutters.
There is a large fitness room, a billiards room with two tables, a large a reading room, as well as offices and an arts and crafts room, among others.
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The word billiards refers to any of various games played on a cloth-topped, cushion-railed rectangular table by driving small, hard balls against one another or into pockets, with a long stick called a cue. Carom, or French billiards, is played with three balls, two white and one red, on a table without pockets. The object is to stroke the white cue ball so that it hits the two object balls in succession, scoring a carom (one point). English billiards is also played with three balls, but on a pocketed table; it is scored in various ways. Snooker is another popular British billiards game. The principal billiards game in North America is pocket billiards, or pool. The Billiard Congress of America controls US tournament play, including the US Open Pockets Billiard Championship, regarded as the world championship.
BILLIARDS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of billiards for English Language Learners
: any one of several games that are played on a large table by hitting solid balls into one another with the end of a long stick
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