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- n. a heavy steel ball, usually hung from a crane, that is used for demolishing large buildings.
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Maria, no longer Cunci now, rants about America, the corrupt empire in its twilight, paralyzed by its salacious destruction of one president (Clinton), followed by another (Bush) who took a wrecking ball to the world.
But his weakness was in direct proportion to his strength, and it lay in his inability to foresee or appreciate the consequence of his actions, or, more simply said, the fact that a cable-strung wrecking ball is designed to swing both ways.
Parker, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the District of Columbia could lower the wrecking ball on a department store that happened to be sitting smack in the middle of a seventy-six-acre slum that developers wanted to refashion.