Definition of badminton:
This is an exact list of them: 'The Research Society', 'The Poker- work Guild', 'The Debating Society', 'The Sketching Club', 'The Stamp Collectors' Union', 'The Post Card Guild', 'The Home Reading Circle', 'The Jack Tar Club', 'The Entertainments Guild', 'The Musical Union', 'The Hockey Club', 'The Cricket Club', 'The Tennis Club', 'The Badminton Club', 'The Basket- ball Club', 'The Natural History League', 'The Elocution Guild', 'The Needlecraft Society', and 'The Home Arts Guild'."- "The Head Girl at the Gables", Angela Brazil.
On his attempting to let himself in at Badminton Gardens, he was kidnapped by his father in his night- shirt and dressing- gown; and was sent out of London on the following morning by long sea down to Aberdeen, whither he was intrusted to the charge of a stern uncle.- "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.
- "Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories", Ouida.