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  • n. A ball of paper chewed to a pulp and then projected (usually by a schoolchild at the ceiling).

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Examples

  • Like snarky, spit-ball throwing kid at the back of the classroom, Guy Benson blogs on Breitbart's Biggovernment. com:

    Charles D. Ellison: Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers and the 2010 Racial World Cup

  • “… I never use the spit-ball myself and have no intention of trying at present.”

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • In throwing the spit-ball a pitcher throws overhand and brings his arm straight down.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Grimes: I believe I could get by without the spit-ball, provided I took time to develop a good curve.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Of course, it is not a strike at all in such a case, but in nine cases out of ten, when the batter sees a swift, erratic, spit-ball coming toward him with all the earmarks of a perfect strike, he will hit at it with his whole strength and be properly angry when the ball ducks his swing and dives below his knees.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • Walter Johnson: Walsh, in my opinion, has solved the great secret of throwing the spit-ball.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • He don't mind being hit in the head more than you do getting hit by a spit-ball.

    Brave Tom The Battle That Won

  • The bill that's currently in the works will usher even fiercer confrontations -- not only on health care but on constitutional matters of governance as well -- that will make the current battle look like the political equivalent of a spit-ball fight.

    Reason Foundation - Out of Control Policy Blog

  • Far from settling the issue once and for all, the bill will usher in even fiercer confrontations-not only on health care but on constitutional matters of governance as well-that will make the current battle look like the political equivalent of a spit-ball fight.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • Who can forget ABC-TV's Charles Gibson peering down condescendingly through granny glasses at Governor Palin, tossing out spit-ball questions, playing the Katie Couric-like "gotcha" game?

    Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy

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