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John Stilgoe

The backyard games

August 27, 2006

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Tenez! The French word meaning something like ``take this" gave its name to tennis. Lawn tennis haphazardly boosted croquet. Badminton evolved in between the two. For about 100 years, all three meant the finest of lawn games. (Full article: 997 words)

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