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William A. Spinks

William Alexander Spinks, Jr. (1865–1933) was an American professional player of carom billiards in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [1]

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Abrasive

An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away.

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Aluminium oxide

Aluminium oxide is a chemical compound of aluminium and oxygen with the chemical formula 23.

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American Historical Association

The American Historical Association (AHA) is the oldest and largest society of historians and professors of history in the United States.

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Artistic billiards

Artistic billiards, sometimes called fantasy billiards or fantaisie classique, is a carom billiards discipline in which players compete at performing 76 preset shots of varying difficulty.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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Athlete

An athlete (American and British English) or sportsman (British English) is a person who competes in one or more sports that involve physical strength, speed and/or endurance.

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Avocado

The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel.

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Balkline and straight rail

Balkline (sometimes spelled balk line or balk-line) is the overarching title of a large array of carom billiards games generally played with two and a third, red, on a -covered, 5 foot × 10 foot, less table that is divided by on the cloth into marked regions called.

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Billiard hall

A billiard/billiards, pool or snooker hall (or '''parlour'''/'''parlor''', room or club; sometimes compounded as poolhall, poolroom, etc.) is a place where people get together for playing cue sports such as pool, snooker or carom billiards.

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Bradbury, California

Bradbury is a small, affluent city in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with a Census-estimated 2,621,793 people in 2014.

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Brooklyn Eagle

The Brooklyn Eagle, originally The Brooklyn Eagle, and Kings County Democrat, was a daily newspaper published in the city and later borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, for 114 years from 1841 to 1955.

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Brunswick Corporation

The Brunswick Corporation, formerly known as the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, is an American corporation that specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide variety of products since 1845.

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California

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

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California Avocado Society

California Avocado Society is a non profit organization based in Southern California that provides access to information on cultural, marketing, research and governmental issues for growers in the business of raising avocados.

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Calvin Demarest

Calvin W. Demarest (June 1886 - June 12, 1925) of Chicago, was a national amateur and professional carom billiards champion from Chicago in the early 20th century known for an open, crowd-pleasing style of play.

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Carom billiards

Carom billiards, sometimes called carambole billiards or simply carambole (and in some cases used as a synonym for the game of straight rail from which many carom games derive), is the overarching title of a family of billiards games generally played on cloth-covered, pocketless tables, which often feature heated slate beds.

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Chalk

Chalk is a soft, white, porous sedimentary carbonate rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite.

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Chicago

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by the Tribune Publishing Company.

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati is a city in and the county seat of Hamilton County, Ohio, United States.

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Corundum

Corundum is a crystalline form of aluminium oxide typically containing traces of iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium.

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also referred to as CSI) is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on CBS October 6, 2000.

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Cue sports

Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by rubber.

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Cue stick

A cue stick (or simply cue, more specifically pool cue, snooker cue, or billiards cue), is an item of sporting equipment essential to the games of pool, snooker and carom billiards.

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Cultivar

A cultivarCultivar has two meanings as explained under Formal definition. When used in reference to a taxon, the word does not apply to an individual plant but to all those plants sharing the unique characteristics that define the cultivar.

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Double-elimination tournament

A double-elimination tournament is a type of elimination tournament competition in which a participant ceases to be eligible to win the tournament's championship upon having lost two games or matches.

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Duarte, California

Duarte (or; from Spanish or Portuguese) is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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East Coast of the United States

The East Coast of the United States runs along the Atlantic Ocean.

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Eight-ball

Eight-ball (often spelled 8-ball or eightball, and sometimes called solids and stripes, spots and stripes in the UK or, more rarely, bigs and smalls or highs and lows) is a pool (pocket billiards) game popular in much of the world, and the subject of international professional and amateur competition.

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Exhibition game

An exhibition game (also known as a demonstration, a friendly, a preseason game, a warmup match, a scrimmage, or a preparation match, depending at least in part on the sport) is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced.

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Floriculture

Floriculture, or flower farming, is a discipline of horticulture concerned with the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and for floristry, comprising the floral industry.

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Gothenburg

Gothenburg (Göteborg) is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries.

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Hagerstown, Maryland

Hagerstown is a city in Washington County, Maryland.

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Handicapping

Handicapping, in sport and games, is the practice of assigning advantage through scoring compensation or other advantage given to different contestants to equalize the chances of winning.

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Hass avocado

The Hass avocado, sometimes marketed as the Haas avocado, is a cultivar of avocado with dark green-colored, bumpy skin.

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Hearst Corporation

The Hearst Corporation is an American multinational mass media group based in the Hearst Tower in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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Helena, Montana

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. State of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County.

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Horticulture

Horticulture is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology, and business of vegetable garden plant growing.

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Huron, South Dakota

Huron is a city in Beadle County, South Dakota, United States.

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Immigration and Naturalization Service

The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1933 to 2003. Referred to by some as former INS and by others as legacy INS, the agency ceased to exist under that name on March 1, 2003, when most of its functions were transferred to three new entities – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – within the newly created Department of Homeland Security, as part of a major government reorganization following the September 11 attacks of 2001. INS was established on June 10, 1933, by a merger to administer matters related to established immigration and naturalization policy. After 1890, the federal government, rather than the individual states, regulated immigration into the United States, and the Immigration Act of 1891 established a Commissioner of Immigration in the Treasury Department. Over the years, these matters were later transferred to the purview of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor after 1903, the Department of Labor after 1913, and the Department of Justice after 1940. In 2003 the administration of immigration services, including permanent residence, naturalization, asylum, and other functions became the responsibility of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), which existed only for a short time before changing to its current name, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The investigative and enforcement functions (including investigations, deportation, and intelligence) were combined with INS and U.S. Customs investigators, the Federal Protective Service, and the Federal Air Marshal Service, to create U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The border functions of the INS, which included the Border Patrol along with INS Inspectors, were combined with U.S. Customs Inspectors into the newly created U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The 2000 documentary Well-Founded Fear provided the first and only time a film crew was privy to a behind-the-scenes look at the INS asylum process in the U.S.

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International News Service

The International News Service (INS) was a U.S.-based news agency (newswire) founded by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1909.

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Invention

An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process.

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Jacob Schaefer, Sr.

Jacob (Jake) Schaefer, Sr. (2 February 1855 in Milwaukee – 8 March 1910 in Denver), nicknamed "the Wizard", was a professional carom billiards player, especially of the straight rail and balkline games, and was posthumously inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 1968.

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Los Angeles County, California

Los Angeles County, also known as L.A. County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is a county in the U.S. state of California.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Midwestern United States

The Midwestern United States, or the Midwest, is one of the four geographic regions defined by the United States Census Bureau, occupying the northern central part of the country.

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Monrovia, California

Monrovia is a city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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Mount Etna

Mount Etna (Etna, Mungibeddu or â Muntagna, Aetna) is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Catania, between Messina and Catania.

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Nine-ball

Nine-ball (sometimes written 9-ball) is a contemporary form of pool (pocket billiards), with historical beginnings rooted in the United States and traceable to the 1920s.

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Petroleum industry

The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing petroleum products.

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous in the United States.

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Plaster

Plaster, stucco or render is a building material used for coating walls and ceilings.

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Pomology

Pomology (from Latin pomum (fruit) + -logy) is a branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruit.

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Pool (cue sports)

Pool, also more formally known as pocket billiards (mostly in North America) or pool billiards "Pool billiards" is sometimes hyphenated and/or spelled with a singular "billiard".

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President of the Republic of China

The President of the Republic of China is the head of state of the Republic of China and commander-in-chief of the Republic of China Armed Forces, now commonly known as Taiwan.

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Pumice

Pumice, called pumicite in its powdered or dust form, is a volcanic rock that consists of highly vesicular rough textured volcanic glass, which may or may not contain crystals.

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San Antonio

San Antonio (Spanish for "Saint Anthony"), officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populated city in the United States of America and the second most populated city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1,409,019.

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San Francisco

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.

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San Gabriel Valley

The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of Southern California, lying generally to the east of the city of Los Angeles.

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San Jose, California

San Jose (Spanish: St. Joseph) (sometimes spelled San José) is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County.

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Silicon dioxide

Silicon dioxide, also known as silica (from the Latin silex), is a chemical compound that is an oxide of silicon with the chemical formula.

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The American (magazine)

The American is an online magazine published by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. The magazine's primary focus is the intersection of economics and politics.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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United States Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.

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United States Department of State

The United States Department of State (DoS), often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries.

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University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, California or simply Cal) is a public research university located in Berkeley, California.

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Volcanism

Volcanism is the phenomenon of eruption of molten rock (magma) onto the surface of the Earth or a solid-surface planet or moon, where lava, pyroclastics and volcanic gases erupt through a break in the surface called a vent.

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West Coast of the United States

The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the term for the westernmost coastal states of the United States.

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Willie Hoppe

William Frederick Hoppe (October 11, 1887 – February 1, 1959), known predominantly as Willie Hoppe (surname rhymes with "poppy"), was an internationally renowned American professional carom billiards champion, who was posthumously inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 1966.

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Xu Shichang

Xu Shichang (Hsu Shih-chang;; courtesy name: Juren (Chu-jen; 菊人); October 20, 1855 – June 5, 1939) was President of the Republic of China (Beijing government) from October 10, 1918 to June 2, 1922.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_A._Spinks

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