from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A round sugar-plum, very strongly flavored with lemon.


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  • He's piling up a sour-ball that'll make him fight a policeman some day.


  • When a dog gets a perpetual sour-ball like that he's finished.

    Chapter 29

  • In time, very likely, he would be a hermit, or a "sour-ball" like Canby; he would sit at dances looking like a bull-elk that's been whipped out of the herd, and the girls would giggle at him.

    The Dude Wrangler

  • He is an old sour-ball who thinks he is alive but evidently has been in the cemetery a long time.

    Letters of Franklin K. Lane


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