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1) Ball. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...To strike the ball under the line. To fail in one s object. The allusion is to the game of tennis, in which a line is stretched in the middle of the court, and the...

2) ball 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1a. A spherical object or entity: a steel ball. b. A spherical or almost spherical body: a ball of flame. 2. Sports a. Any of various rounded, movable objects used...

3) ball up. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Informal : bollix up, muck up. Slang : blow1, goof up, louse up, screw up, snafu. make a muck of. See CORRECT, HELP. 2. To put into total disorder: confuse, disorder,...

4) ball. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...A party or gathering for dancing: dance. Informal : hop. See WORK....

5) ball-and-socket joint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...ball-and-socket joint, in engineering, mechanical connection used between parts that must be allowed some relative angular motion in nearly all directions. As the...

6) Ball, Thomas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911, American sculptor, b. Charlestown, Mass.; son of a house and sign painter. Thomas Ball was also a singer of reputation, the first in the...

7) Ball, Lucille. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ball, Lucille, 1911-89, American actress and producer, b. Celeron, N.Y. At first promoted as another glamorous movie star, Ball was often cast in second features,...

8) Ball, John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ball, John, d. 1381, English priest and social reformer. He was one of the instigators of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381 (see under Tyler, Wat). He was an itinerant...

9) Ball, George Wildman. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ball, George Wildman, 1909-94, American lawyer and diplomat, b. Des Moines, Iowa. Admitted to the bar in 1934, he served (1942-44) as counsel in the Lend Lease Administration...

10) 17. Balls and Dances. Post, Emily. 1922. Etiquette
... A BALL is the only social function in America to which such qualifying words as splendor and magnificence can with proper modesty of expression be applied. Even...

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