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  • But her banter is almost as enjoyable as her singing, and it makes just as fine a delivery system for Jackson's inimitable attitude, which pairs a seductive smile with a balled-up fist.

    In concert: Wanda Jackson at 9:30 Club

  • With unexpected energy, he kicked at me, then punched me with balled-up fists.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

  • He bursts in with balled-up fists pressed against his eyes and starts crying about how he can't take it and he doesn't know what to tell his parents.

    Una LaMarche: Project Runway Finale: Part One Recap

  • Vinnie dug in his front pocket and tossed me a balled-up five-dollar bill.

    Mercy Kill

  • Sometimes, as on the driving "Serpents," an atmospheric swirl of instrumentation builds to a catharsis, like a balled-up fist landing an overdue punch.

    She's Gonna Make It After All

  • He bursts in with balled-up fists pressed against his eyes and starts crying about how he can't take it and he doesn't know what to tell his parents.

    Una LaMarche: Project Runway Finale: Part One Recap

  • A second fruit split open, spilling another balled-up creature onto the terrace.

    End of Time

  • Or, failing that, any safer than say, shoving balled-up socks, some hard-wearing wash balls or a pair of clean hand warmers, for a decade or so, inside the body of a formerly healthy woman who has been warned in the small print that the surgical use of these objects is still at the trial stage.

    Thanks, Joan Rivers, you're an object lesson to us all | Catherine Bennett

  • She was sorting through a pile of balled-up sweaters, crumpled socks, and tangled necklaces, her fingers shaking slightly.

    Ominous

  • She was sorting through a pile of balled-up sweaters, crumpled socks, and tangled necklaces, her fingers shaking slightly.

    Ominous

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