Definition of Tombola

1. Noun. A lottery in which tickets are drawn from a revolving drum.




Definition of Tombola

1. Noun. a lottery in which winning tickets are drawn from a revolving drum ¹

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Definition of Tombola

1. a gambling game [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tombola

tombac
tomback
tombacks
tombacs
tombak
tombaks
tombal
tombed
tombester
tombic
tombing
tombless
tomblike
tomboc
tombocs
tombola (current term)
tombolas
tombolo
tombolos
tomboy
tomboyish
tomboyishly
tomboyishness
tomboyishnesses
tomboyism
tomboylike
tomboys
tombs
tombstone
tombstone engineering

Literary usage of Tombola

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"They must be constructed upon the same principle as the toy known as the tombola, or Chinese mandarin, which, having the centre of gravity in the base, ..."

2. From the Oak to the Olive: A Plain Record of a Pleasant Journey by Julia Ward Howe (1868)
"Last Sunday I attended.a tombola at Piazza Navo- na — not a state lottery, but a private enterprise brought to issue in the most public manner. ..."

3. Italy and the Italians by Friedrich von Raumer (1840)
"... not idleness the origin of every vice, and thus the first cause of poverty ? LETTER IV. tombola — Procession — Democracy of 1797 — Churches — Pictures ..."

4. Italy and the Italians by Friedrich von Raumer (1840)
"... idleness the origin of every vice, and thus the first cause of poverty ? *" LETTER IV. tombola — Procession — Democracy of 1797 — Churches — Pictures ..."

5. Last Winter in Rome by Charles Richard Weld (1865)
"... Women — Gesticulation of the Romans — Pretty Feet rare in Rome — Dinner Guests — The Game of tombola — Great Excitement — Dislike of Tea by the Romans. ..."

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