DUTCH PINS. A pastime much resembling skittles, but the pins are taller and more slender, especially the middle pin, which is higher than the rest, and is called the king pin. If this pin be taken out singly, when the bowl is thrown from a distance, the game is won ; this instance excepted, it reckons no more than the other pins. The pins, nine in number, are placed upon a frame in the manner of skittles, and the bowls used are very large, but made of a light kind of wood.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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