from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ball with which the game of golf is played. See golf.


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  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal The kind of golf-ball distinctions that make a difference to Tour pros would not even be detectable to the vast majority of rank-and-file players.

    Can Your Golf Ball Make a Difference?

  • A groom's token of appreciation to his merry band of friends and relatives—who help the best man prepare bachelor parties, escort wedding guests to their seats and generally keep things moving swimmingly—are most often items devoted to the manly pursuits of drinking (scotch bottles and cocktail shakers), gaming (poker sets and golf-ball washers) and succeeding (money clips and business card cases).

    Groomsmen Gifts: What Gives?

  • A cold front stormed through late yesterday afternoon – there were reports of hail in some areas, variously reported as golf-ball sized and soft-ball sized.

    The heat is on : Bev Vincent

  • Cobbles here range from golf-ball size to soccer-ball size.

    Sprains, Breaks, and Well-Placed Signs

  • As for the golf-ball size abscess (which appeared just last night!) it was nothing to worry about.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Zippo even considered making golf-ball warmers to increase driving distances, only to conclude that the legal liability would be too great if the heated projectiles bounced off people's heads.

    Zippo Preps for a Post-Smoker World

  • As did several storm witnesses, he described hailstones as "golf-ball size," calling them "as large as I've seen" in 40 years in his Charles County neighborhood.

    Thunderstorms shower region with hail

  • And while he's being animated, you'll almost certainly see him chomping the hell out of a golf-ball sized wad of gum.

    Danny Smith's bubble gum habit

  • Pick the golf-ball sized fruit, take a bite, then drop it and take another.

    Sciurus niger - The Panda's Thumb

  • Favre, who hurt his shoulder Dec. 5, reportedly has a golf-ball sized knot in his shoulder and has been having numbness in his hand.

    Brett Favre will not play tonight; streak ends at 297 games


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