billiard ball

Origin of billiard ball

First recorded in 1630–40
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Examples from the Web for billiard ball

Historical Examples of billiard ball

  • The impulse of one billiard-ball is attended with motion in the second.

  • The billiard-ball, that strikes another, determines its movement by impelling.

    Creative Evolution

    Henri Bergson

  • The hands should rebound from the chest like a billiard-ball from a cushion.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • Here is a real and living world, and you roll through it like a billiard-ball.

    Queed

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • If I see a billiard-ball moving towards another, on a smooth table, I can easily conceive it to stop upon contact.