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Balla

[bahl-lah] /ˈbɑl lɑ/
noun
1.
Giacomo
[jah-kaw-maw] /ˈdʒɑ kɔ mɔ/ (Show IPA),
1871?–1958, Italian painter.
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  • At the call Old Balla and Frank set out as fast as they could.

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  • But both Balla and Frank were laughing at him, so he felt very shamefaced.

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  • "Nor, he's dead-drunk," said Balla, picking up an empty flask.

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  • "Unc' Balla, you got to give me every chicken you got, 'cause you said you would," said Willy.

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  • Balla came to the portico, and looked up with an air of inquiry.

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  • Balla, I want you to know that if you wish to go, you can do so.

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  • It stands on the extreme points of a range of hills, which slope upwards and command the north-east angle of the Balla Hissar.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • We then marched in triumphant pomp to the Balla Hissar of Peshawur.

  • "Alcluith" is the "Balclutha" of Ossian; Balla signifying a wall or bulwark, from the Latin vallum, a wall.

    The Genius of Scotland

    Robert Turnbull
  • The boys became soldiers, and drilled punctiliously with guns which they got Uncle Balla to make for them.

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