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From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997) by J. K. Rowling, from the Harry Potter franchise.

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Quidditch ‎(uncountable)

  1. A fictional ball game played by fourteen players riding flying broomsticks, using four balls and six elevated ring-shaped goals.
    • 2003, Universal Lifts the Veil on a Harry Potter Park[1]:
      Maybe you wish your parents were smarter or funnier or richer or better looking, but you might as well wish for a spot on the local Quidditch team.
    • 2007 December 16, Ethan Todras-Whitehill, “In Tikal, Temples in the Mist”, New York Times:
      Turn to the south, and you see the Central Acropolis, a five-story palace where the nobles might have sat to watch plaza ceremonies or the famous Quidditch-like Mayan ball games.
    • 2007, Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007:
      Whichever team gets Yegor holds the edge. This is like Quidditch in hell.
    • 2010 May 8, Brooks Barnes, “Wait, Wait... Don’t Tell Me!”, National Public Radio:
      Eton’s playing fields are famous, not least because of the Eton Field Game. It’s played only there. It’s sort of like Quidditch for real people.