This game, as its name denotes, is played by means of nine pins, ‘ which are set up in a regular order, the aim of the players being to throw down as many as possible in the fewest attempts.
Each player is permitted to throw three times at the pins, and if he can knock them all down in two throws, it is called a “single,” and they are again set up for his last throw; or, if he can knock them down in one throw, it is called a “double,” and they are set up. A heavy wooden ball, called a “bowl,” is used to throw at the pins.
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