Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The ball used in tennis or lawn-tennis.

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Examples

  • The Australian enforcer Mitchell Johnson bordered on mediocre, however, short of pace on a slow surface with only tennis-ball bounce.

    The Ashes 2010: Peter Siddle hat-trick gives England a bloody nose

  • Kids love ghost pumpkins like the tennis-ball sized white 'Baby Boo', whose pallor in the garden is startling.

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  • They watch me unload the car and set up your walker, with its tennis-ball feet, so that we can creep across the sidewalk, while behind us, their children swing from monkey bars and play dodgeball and do all the other ordinary things that would cause you to break.

    Handle with Care

  • Familiarity with your typical movements is necessary in order to so anticipate you: a new puppy might not be tricked by a feigned tennis-ball toss, but with age he will be.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Familiarity with your typical movements is necessary in order to so anticipate you: a new puppy might not be tricked by a feigned tennis-ball toss, but with age he will be.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • There are times when Democrats remind me of the episode of Seinfeld where, after a slapstick chain of mishaps, Kramer finds himself pinned against the wall like a soldier about to be executed as a tennis-ball machine bops one ball after another off of his head, until he groggily collapses and slides out of frame.

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  • We both enjoy our nightly cuddle on the floor, followed by a favorite tennis-ball game.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Dogs

  • We both enjoy our nightly cuddle on the floor, followed by a favorite tennis-ball game.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Dogs

  • More target practice can be had by blasting Uncle Sam in the face with a tennis-ball gun or shooting him out of the windows of a Wild West saloon with a video pistol.

    Mixed Messages

  • A tennis-ball, whether in motion by the stroke of a racket, or lying still at rest, is not by any one taken to be a free agent.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

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