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  • Ping-Pong
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ping-Pong a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The two most popular sports in the world are Association Football (soccer) and Table Tennis (ping-pong) respectively.
    • ping-pong A size of photograph a little larger than a postage stamp.
    • ping-pong An indoor modification of lawn tennis played with small bats, or battledores, and a very light, hollow, celluloid ball, on a large table divided across the middle by a net. Also called table tennis.
    • Ping-pong to bounce back and forth, in the manner of a ping-pong ball.
    • Ping-pong To play ping-pong.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ping-pong Tennis played with small rackets upon a table on which the courts may be marked.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ping-pong a kind of indoor lawn-tennis, played with battledores or small rackets over a net on a table
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the sounds made by the strokes on the ball.


In literature:

I'll never fergit ther misery on ther face o' Ping-pong when he finds it out.
"Ted Strong's Motor Car" by Edward C. Taylor
He may amuse us, but he is only playing ping-pong with the emotions.
"Plays, Acting and Music" by Arthur Symons
Cheyenne stooped for another stone, but Bartley had no intention of playing ping-pong with a roaring red avalanche.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
You'd be better at ping-pong or croquet.
"The Cab of the Sleeping Horse" by John Reed Scott
We find that this ring loaded with only the ping-pong ball, and weighing a total of 2.55 grams does not slip at the low angles.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
She was the girl who was teaching the poet the elements of ping-pong.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
Ping Pong Football is excellent as a lung developer.
"What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know" by John Dutton Wright
King told me, for instance, that of late he has been possessed with a passionate desire to learn the game of ping-pong.
"The Patient Observer" by Simeon Strunsky
Doctors advised it, children cried for it, and a fashionable journal devised the correct ping-pong costume for players.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
Its beauties are contemplative rather than pungent, and the travellers were frankly advised to fall back on books and ping-pong.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
Has since taken to stamp-collecting and ping-pong.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Cards, roulette, ping-pong and chess greatly assisted in passing the time.
"'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany" by Gerald Featherstone Knight
I'd give a ping-pong player a job if Mr. Alston asked me to.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
I'm dying for a good game of ping pong.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
That was just a game of ping-pong compared to marching an army across country from back East to the Yukon!
"The Great Gold Rush" by W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis
Why, I'm the man that stopped the ping pong game in this town so I could have a monopoly of it!
"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
But if you're going to flinch every time it comes your way you might as well play ping-pong!
"Baseball Joe at Yale" by Lester Chadwick
Ping-pong is a loathsome game.
"Confessions of a Young Lady" by Richard Marsh
We do not read anywhere of the mystery of lawn-tennis, the mystery of cricket, the mystery of marbles, squash racquets, or ping-pong.
"The Soul of Golf" by Percy Adolphus Vaile
I'll let you use my bow and arrow and my Ping-pong table.
"Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle" by Mildred A. Wirt

In poetry:

The Moon is like a ping-pong ball;
I lean against the orchard wall,
And see it soar into the void,
A silky sphere of celluloid.
"Moon-Lover" by Robert W Service
With a ping and a pong the fiddle-strings broke!
the cow jumped over the Moon,
And the little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the Saturday dish went off at a run
with the silver Sunday spoon.
"There Is An Inn, A Merry Old Inn" by J R R Tolkien
The Sissy sports a pink cravat
And often wears a high silk hat;
His voice is like a turtle dove's
And he always wears the "cutest" gloves.
At playing ping-pong he's inured,
And his finger-nails are manicured.
"The Sissy Boy" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

(The octogenarian is a ping-pong champ.
The Transom stood at the end of a $40,000 ping-pong table inside Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall, paddle in hand.
A group of young designers reinvent ping-pong .
Pippa Middleton Plays Ping-Pong On Shelter Island.
Ping-Pong Like You've Never Seen It Before.
Ping Pong Thai Restaurant is simply decorated, with wooden tables and stone and wood accents.
Robot tries its hand at ping pong.
Our 'Cute Kid' of the day sure knows how to throw a ping pong ball.
About those Bangkok ping-pong shows.
Posts With Keyword 'ping pong.
Table Tennis vs Ping-Pong .
How good are you at ping pong.
Nerf Ping Pong- with safe, soft balls.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Square Off Against Olympic Ping-Pong Athlete.
Chambers ping pong Urban Cooperation reform.

In science:

Construction of the ping-pong players 7. A Zariski dense free subgroup in characteristic zero 8.
Uniform independence in linear groups
As in Tits’ original proof we use the classical ping-pong lemma (Lemma 2.3) for the action of the subgroup generated by Σ on a pro jective space over some local field.
Uniform independence in linear groups
Section 6 is devoted to the construction of the desired independent elements as ping– pong players on P(kd).
Uniform independence in linear groups
G+ and g−1 (Gc + ) ⊂ F−, g (Gc + ) ⊂ G−, where X c denotes the complement of X . A standard ping-pong argument shows that pairs of endpoints (λ+ (h), λ− (h)) are dense in Λ(F )×Λ(F ), as h runs over elements of F .
Random Heegaard splittings
These queries are available for instance, in Peer-to-Peer networks through the Ping/Pong protocol.
Topology Discovery of Sparse Random Graphs With Few Participants
This follows by applying the Klein–Maskit combination theorem, once we ensure that the limit sets of the conjugates of ha, b, ci are contained in regions satisfying the ping-pong hypothesis for the action of π1 (Tg ).
Certifying incompressibility of non-injective surfaces with scl
A peg board and a ping-pong ball, as shown in Figure 1(a), is an example of a classical random walk, where the ping-pong ball is the walker that bounces left or right off the pegs on the board.
Quantum random walks with multiphoton interference and high order correlation functions
We only present the results for the simplest possible single transfer benchmark, a ping-pong test: One process(or) sends a message of n bytes to another process(or), which immediately sends that message back.
Parallelizing the Symbolic Manipulation Program FORM
In figure 1 (right) the measured MPI(CH) latency for the ping-pong benchmark is shown.
Parallelizing the Symbolic Manipulation Program FORM
With magic ambiance music sufficiently loud to cover the blow dryer’s noise, the instructor can then release a ping pong ball in the air and make it levitate.
Physics Magic
The first result is the classical Ping-Pong Lemma, the proof of which can be found in many places.
Some questions about the dimension of a group action
If Γ does not admit a non-empty global fixed set, then we can find an element θ in hα, β i whose fixed set is entirely contained in the support of γ, so that again a ping-pong argument shows that ZW2 must contain an embedded copy of the free group on two generators.
Some questions about the dimension of a group action
If the product [αn, γ ] = α−nγ−1αnγ has no fixed points, then we see that the fixed set of α−nγ−1 must be contained in the support of αnγ, and vice versa, so that one can use a ping-pong argument to show that ZW2 contains a free group on two generators.
Some questions about the dimension of a group action
To prove this, we use the so-called Ping Pong Lemma .
Submonoids and rational subsets of groups with infinitely many ends
One should think of the edge se as the net of the ping pong table X .
Submonoids and rational subsets of groups with infinitely many ends