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camphor ball

noun
  1. mothball(def 1).
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Origin of camphor ball

First recorded in 1585–95
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Historical Examples

  • Whenever we give a camphor-ball the moths attend, and as far as I can find out dance all through it.

    The Idiot at Home

    John Kendrick Bangs


British Dictionary definitions for camphor ball

camphor ball

noun
  1. another name for mothball (def. 1)
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