from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name for foot-ball.


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  • As a kid, I hated P.E. class so much that the word "kick-ball" still gives me shudders.

    Phys. Ed. Is Not Dead Yet

  • He said a lot of stuff about rules he would make, like no spitting out gum in the water fountain, which he personally found really gross, and no do-overs in kick-ball just because the pitcher had rolled a bouncy pitch.

    Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Gets Slimed!

  • Boy did that take me back to the days of my pink bike with the banana seat, playing kick-ball in the backyard and of course, AM radio!

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • It would also have been at school where she would have learned kick-ball, and honed her social skills.

    the girl that wasn't

  • It was a very lucky thing for me though, that Catholic schools have a fixation on kick-ball.

    Back at the Holy Cross

  • Because of all the sports that we could have possibly played, kick-ball was the one in which I excelled.

    Back at the Holy Cross

  • At first glance the object on the ground could have been mistaken for a kick-ball, but it was actually ... a boy's head.


  • City children drew hopscotch patterns on the sidewalk, played death-defying tag on fire escapes and kick-ball in vacant lots, where they wounded their hands and knees on broken glass, and stole apples from pushcarts.

    WASN'T THE GRASS GREENER A Curmudgeon's Fond Memories

  • "I will be a kick-ball between you and the Duke no longer," he exclaimed.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • It was to take place on the ice near the scene of the recent kick-ball game, close to the berg of the sea-green cave.

    Red Rooney The Last of the Crew


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