from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game played with a very large inflated ball, usually some 6 feet in diameter and stoutly constructed, which two sides of varying numbers of men endeavor to push toward opposite goals.
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Zoe was still far from being her ball-chasing former self, but Neave found a game they could play: the push-ball game, Neave would push a tennis ball at Zoe, and the dog would push it back.
His shape was strikingly similar to that of a push-ball.
Or at least the daily climb to it would have helped to reduce a push-ball figure, and thereby have improved the general appearance of the Canal Zone force.
"You hit me on the nose with a push-ball," said I. "I'll do it again," said he.
His skull was as big as a hogshead, or a push-ball, or a market wagon loaded with carrots.
-- concluding with a push-ball match between teams of husky maidens who were apparently born on skates and raised on skates, and would not feel natural unless they were curveting about on skates.
"I guess I lose if I have to answer that question now," he admitted, frankly; "but you keep your eye on Willie and the push-ball, and watch the professor change him into a big roaring captain of industry.