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 for Pallmall
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pall-mall \Pall`-mall"\, n. [OF. palemail, It. pallamagio; palla
     a ball (of German origin, akin to E. ball) + magio hammer,
     fr. L. malleus. See 1st Ball, and Mall a beetle.]
     A game formerly common in England, in which a wooden ball was
     driven with a mallet through an elevated hoop or ring of
     iron. The name was also given to the mallet used, to the
     place where the game was played, and to the street, in
     London, still called Pall Mall. [Written also pail-mail and
     pell-mell.] --Sir K. Digby. --Evelyn.
     [1913 Webster]

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