from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alert, active, or attentive; on top of things.
- adj. Being in control of the ball
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. alert; competent and knowledgeable.
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Heather swiveled on the ball of one foot to face the so-called Celestial Seven.
My feeling of relief flared again as I listened to my mother describe Phil’s accident on the ball field — while demonstrating a slide, he’d tangled up with the catcher and broken his thigh bone; he was entirely dependent on her, and there was no way she could leave him.
Foolishly or vainly, or both, she had imagined that the question implied she had so much on the ball — that she was so tall and attractive and ambitious — that Spokane was too small and slow a city for someone of her talents.
He turned to take his record-breaking shot, but distracted, he put a little too much backspin on the ball and it jumped out of the hoop.
They could barely make out the Las Vegas Stars logo on the ball cap, and the large dark glasses gave him the appearance of an oversized insect.
Converging on the ball simultaneously, pitcher Bronson Arroyo and first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz both realized no one was covering first.