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What's the meaning of "The Queen’s Croquet-Ground?" It's a chapter title , from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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    As you will see as you continue reading, it is the ground belonging to the Queen upon which croquet is played. Mar 10, 2019 at 17:54
  • Right! I will try not to be so hasty next time!
    – T. K.
    Mar 10, 2019 at 17:59
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    That is one of the best books in English literature. :)
    – Lambie
    Mar 10, 2019 at 18:09
  • It's a book full of intricacies. It's being easy to feel like I'm in the character's feet.
    – T. K.
    Mar 10, 2019 at 18:13
  • I think you mean: It's easy to feel like I'm in the character's shoes. :)
    – Lambie
    Mar 10, 2019 at 18:22

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A "croquet ground" is an area used to play croquet.

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  • So simple. But I don't know croquet...
    – T. K.
    Mar 10, 2019 at 18:14
  • It's not exactly the most popular of sports (if you can call it that), but it's a big part of the collective subconscious of Brits - Alice being one reason for that.
    – SamBC
    Mar 10, 2019 at 18:15
  • "it's a big part of the collective subconscious of Brits" - are you sure about that? Mar 10, 2019 at 19:05
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    Well, perhaps only middle-class Brits. But I would say that most Brits are aware of croquet, even if they know nothing about it. I know some of the specialist words used in the game, but have no idea what any of them mean.
    – SamBC
    Mar 10, 2019 at 19:06
  • It's part of the whole image of what toffs do for recreation ;)
    – SamBC
    Mar 10, 2019 at 19:06

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