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noun as in dance party

noun as in globe, sphere

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A ball on a football field will have more possible future positions than a ball traveling along rails, for example.

When he wasn’t putting the ball in the bucket himself, Dončić found time to snag seven rebounds, dish out nine dimes and snag three steals.

Microbes huddled in the heart of balls of Deinococcus bacteria as thin as five sheets of paper have survived on the exterior of the International Space Station for three years, researchers report August 26 in Frontiers in Microbiology.

Minor League Baseball plans to soon begin using TrackMan to call balls and strikes for its games.

In this area, small planetary objects hang out while warming up and transitioning from outer solar system ice balls to inner solar system comets with their long tails.

One of the kids had a ball in his hand, and Cuomo took it and tossed it back and forth to an eight year old.

Instead of going for the hole, I hit the ball directly into the water.

There is only sand, a white ball, and a flag indicating the hole.

If the ball gets in the hole, the screen shifts to reveal the next hole.

When the game starts, there is only sand, a white ball, a flag indicating hole 1, and a “0” at the top of the screen.

It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.

A view of the duchess's ball-room, or of the dining-table of the earl, will supersede all occasion for lengthy fiddle-faddle.

He had not the least idea what wadding was, and his notion of a bullet was a dockyard cannon-ball bigger than his own head.

On the night of June the 11th a red-hot cannon-ball set fire to one of the barracks which was used as a hospital.

At two o'clock, the general of the Carnival opens the public ball with the Mugnaia.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ball, such as: hop, jump, mingle, prom, promenade, and reception.

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