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What is Quintain in Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope?

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Quintain is a game that requires excellent horsemanship skills. Riders carry poles that are used to hit bags of flour, which are placed on rotating chains. The velocity of the spinning requires the rider to move quickly, as the rider will get hit in the back if he/she moves too slowly.

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