(1) His origins in the fashion industry are very visible in a print like 'Woman playing battledore ' from the series 'Five figures of modern beauties'.(2) Ethel and Edith Dillon, as they were known to their parents, were playing the then-fashionable game of battledore , an early version of table tennis, in the family home at Clonbrock House.(3) The name ├ö├ç├┐badminton├ö├ç├û comes from Badminton House, the Duke of Beaufort's residence in Gloucestershire (now Avon) where a new version of battledore had emerged by the end of the 1850's.(4) I fear I ply my battledore so fiercely that the best of shuttlecocks has not time to right itself between the blows; but I will be steadier.(5) He and I played games like marbles and shuttlecock and battledore .(6) The title refers to battledores that were often elaborately decorated, sometimes with images made out of pieces of cut coloured-cloth.(7) Approximately 50 thousand battledores , with prices ranging from 1000 yen to 600,000 yen are sold at this time.(8) The commoners too decorated their battledores , with colours which varied according to the local area.(9) Participants will paint pictures and designs on their own battledores and tops, and then play with them.