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When I was young and shooting lots of pool there was a pool game that used a leather covered bottle shaped container where small
pool balls were placed.  Players would select a ball(maybe 2)and
they would have to clear the table of their  selected balls.
As I remember the selected balls were called "peels"?
What was this particular game called and what was the container called?
Thank you.

Hi Thomas

The "balls" are commonly called peas or pills and it sounds like you may have heard both and merged them in your mind to reach "peels". The container they are selected from is called a shake bottle. The game could have been one of a number. There's bottle pool, pea pool or Kelly pool and they are also sometimes used for the games of Chicago and golf.

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