from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ball, John Called "the Mad Priest.” Died 1381. English social agitator who was executed for his role in the Peasants' Revolt (1381).
  • Ball, Lucille 1911-1989. American actress best known as the star of the popular situation comedy I Love Lucy (1951-1957).

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  • proper n. A surname.


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  • Karp brought out a painting by another artist, delivered personally by the latter just a week earlier and depicting a cartoonish bathing beauty holding a beach ball above her head; it was titled, appropriately, Girl with Ball.

    'The Pop Revolution'

  • For instance, the metaphor "An apple is a ball" would involve inputting an apple exemplar into the nodes representing the category Ball.

    A Connectionist Model of Metaphor

  • The book I am using, when ever I manage to pull myself together and wrest the exercise ball away from one of the teen-agers lodged on, around or under it, is Colleen Craig: Pilates on the Ball.

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  • "We had to shrink our playbook just to get positive gains and move the ball," said Ball, who rushed for 132 yards and scored a touchdown with two minutes left. - News

  • "I saw the Connally girl hesitate on the throw-in so I lunged for the ball and got in and at least I made one of the free throws," Ball said. - Highschool

  • No player had more than one hit for Bluffton, but the Bobcats put the ball in play and put the pressure on the Chiefs, the payoff of what Ball called "hitting boot camp" during practice this week as his team tried to shake out of an offensive funk.

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  • UW ran the ball seven times - Clay three times for 49 yards and Ball four times for 31 yards.

  • Playing since she was 10 and being involved in many travel ball tournaments, including a showcase tournament in Colorado, Ball has enhanced her natural outfielding abilities into solid college-level play.

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  • I dove for every ball and it was a good experience, "said Ball.

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  • Her favorites were the pale blue ones with the word Ball inscribed on the side in raised script.

    Starting from Scratch


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