from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A round piece of hard, tart candy.

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  • n. A hard candy.

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  • n. round piece of tart hard candy


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  • Lindemans Framboise, which is made with raspberries and a mouth-puckering strain of wild yeast, can be called an adult version of a sourball candy: a richly sweet-and-sour concoction.

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  • Another favorite is the “chamoy” which is also tamarind-based with a substantial amount of dried chile pepper added, that is the equivalent of a sourball for local kids.

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  • Rourke was a very pale man with a sallow face that gave the impression he was sucking on a sourball.

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  • Ralph Addington degenerated into what Honey described as "the human sourball."

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  • The rest threw themselves on the man with sourball and were for tearing off his outer garments and forcing on his sweater, but Lyman by some occult means of his own got the boy aside.

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  • Špidla in 2003 and demonstrated that Špidla was a sourball.

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  • Peter Woit is a sourball without a glimpse of creativity who only spreads bad mood and confused, superficial propaganda.

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  • It's why Bryant walks out for pregame introductions with his teammates as if he's sucking on a sourball. Top headlines

  • Here's a look at the men of Big Brother 12, ranging from two married men, one college slacker, two guys who hope to lie and be underestimated and a gay college professor who compares himself to a sourball in a metaphor laced with sexual innuendo, intentional or not.


  • Extract of Limes isn't lacking the effort - it's a bright, effervescent scent, trying to please, and if it smells a bit too sweet on me at first (like a green sourball hard candy rather than the fruit), the sweetness fades and then it's nicely tart, which any self-respecting lime scent should be.

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