Usage examples for croquet

  1. In this way I make croquet good for a ten minutes' chat, which in the end leads up to some other subject. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. When Isabelle and Cairy came up to the house from their afternoon ride, they found Vickers playing croquet with Miss Betterton and the two little girls, who in his society were approaching something like informality in their manner of addressing each other. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  3. She boiled her kettle to make chocolate, hanging it upon a croquet hoop which she had found in the garden- Philippe's hoop. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  4. If there are children, they will assuredly petition for lawn- tennis and croquet grounds. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  5. Croquet is not a riotous game. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  6. 5. A croquet match. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  7. First we met at two croquet- parties,- yes, two,- and then at a dinner at the Ramseys, and it was at the dinner at the Ramseys' that he first pressed my hand. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  8. Peggy was glad there were children in the doctor's family because they would be sure to enjoy the croquet ground and the apple trees. – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  9. By the way, did Sam mend that croquet mallet, the one with the loose head?" – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  10. I was just asking Miss Kingscott if she liked croquet, and, Tom, do you know- can you believe it, she has never heard of that flirtative and fascinating game? – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  11. So the lawn was set with croquet hoops, a wretched game, but one which wounded soldiers can play. – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  12. Charley Vining says I play croquet just twice as well as you can; and I know he's coming to- day on purpose to see me! – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  13. When Mrs. Pontellier left him to enter her room, the young man descended the steps and strolled over toward the croquet players, where, during the half- hour before dinner, he amused himself with the little Pontellier children, who were very fond of him. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  14. Strange or not, there had been something more than a few words that morning in the breakfast- room between Mrs Bray and her daughter, concerning a croquet- party to come off that afternoon upon the Elms lawn. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn