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polo

a game played between two teams of four mounted riders armed with polo sticks, consisting of wooden mallets on long sticks, and contesting the driving of a ball through a set of goals at either end of the ground which is 300 yd (274 m) long and 160 yd (146 m) wide. A match consists of six chukkas (eight in Argentina) each of 7 minutes.
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It might be easier to get it from sweat off his polo stick or another piece of his clothing.
But, after qualifying as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young and graduating in law, he went on a polo tour to India and returned to England with a consignment of polo sticks to sell.
Wilmot returned from England with a bag of polo sticks and balls at a time when the sport was hardly a decade old.
PRINCE Charles will put away his polo sticks in June - to take his soccer-mad youngest son to the World Cup.
As polo was at that stage unknown in Europe, the polo sticks were transformed into batons or staves which, together with swords, cups and coins, are still the traditional suit marks of Italian and Spanish cards.
As kids, I would watch them knocking balls around with cut-down polo sticks.