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to rebound, after the first hop, over the line, it is also called a chace at the line.
The chaces on the hazard-side proceed from the ball being returned either too hard, or not hard enough: so that the ball, after its first rebound, falls on this side the line which describes the ha­zard-side chaces, in which case it is a chace at 1, 2, &c, provided there be no chace depending, and according to the spot where it exactly falls. When they change sides, the player, in order to win this chace, must put the ball over the line any where, so that hisadversary does not return it. When there is no chace on the hazard-side, all balls put over the line from the service-side, without being returned, reckon.
The. game, instead of being marked, one, two, three, four, is called for the first stroke, fifeeen ; for the second, thirty; for the third, forty; and for the fourth, game, unless the players get four strokes each; then, instead of calling it forty all, it is called deuce, after which, as soon as any stroke is got, it is called advantage ; and in case the strokes become equal again, deuce again ; till one or the other gets two strokes following, to win the game.
The odds at this game are very uncertain, on account of the chances; and various methods of giving odds have been used to render a match equal.
A bisque, is the lowest odds given (except choice of the sides), and is the liberty of scoring a stroke whenever the player, who receives the advantage, chooses ; for example, let a game be forty to thirty, he who is forty by taking the bisque becomes game.
Fifteen, is a stroke given at the beginning of a game.
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