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witch ball

noun
1.
a decorated blown glass ball.
2.
(in the 18th century) a hollow sphere of colored glass hung in the window of a house to protect it against witchcraft.
Origin of witch ball
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • One night he was thus ridden to a witch ball and tied to a tree.

    The Witch of Salem John R. Musick
  • Neighbor Towne, who witnessed it, said the poor beast was struck with a witch ball.

    The Witch of Salem John R. Musick

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