Bagatelle. The large and inconvenient size of billiard-tables has led to the introduction of bagatelle-tables - bagatelle being the French word for anything trifling. A bagatelle-table is usually about seven feet long and twenty-one inches broad; it is lined with cloth, and a game is performed on it with balls and a cue or mace. The balls are small ivory spheres, and the sport very much consists in striking one or more into holes at one end of the board. To perform this and other feats, some skill and experience are required; and the sport is far from unamusing in a cheerful parlour circles. Of late years, bagatelle-tables have become very common in the houses of the middle classes of society; they pom the recommendation of being purchasable at a small expense.