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billiard ball

noun
1.
one of the balls used in the game of billiards.
Origin of billiard ball
1630-1640
First recorded in 1630-40
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  • Ever seen Cinquevalli balancing a billiard ball on top of another one?

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • I gave a performance in a public place in which I did a billiard ball trick.

    Indian Conjuring L. H. Branson
  • As to its size: Imagine a billiard ball magnified to the size of the earth.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • I may illustrate this by applying the marking of an old guttie to a billiard ball.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • What, that old fellow that looks like a billiard ball in a high collar?

    Peter F. Hopkinson Smith
  • You're about as right side up as a billiard ball—whatever you do.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • When he took off this last, as he did now, it revealed a head bald as a billiard ball.

    Mavericks William MacLeod Raine
  • For take the converse, that a thought should call up a billiard ball!

  • It is about the size of a billiard ball, of a black color, and usually perforated, as if by worms.

  • Immediately behind him came a slightly shorter man, but very heavy and with a head that was bald as a billiard ball.

    Lease to Doomsday Lee Archer

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