camphor ball

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noun


Origin of camphor ball

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for camphor ball

Historical Examples of camphor ball

  • 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

another name for mothball (def. 1)
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