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Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Keep closely covered with a bell glass and, in a few weeks, more or less, the baby Ferns will start to put in an appearance.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
A view of the duchess's ball-room, or of the dining-table of the earl, will supersede all occasion for lengthy fiddle-faddle.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
There are sentimental children, as there are sentimental adults, who seem never happier than when the tears are ready to start.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
But the day he planned to start was very cold—the mercury stood twenty-seven below zero.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The first steam rolling mill, with the exception of the one at Soho, was put up at Bradley ironworks.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
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.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
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.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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WORDS RELATED TO START BALL ROLLING

  • bowing
  • breaking the ice
  • breaking the seal
  • commencing
  • embarking upon
  • getting show on road
  • inaugurating
  • instigating
  • instituting
  • introducing
  • jumping
  • kicking off
  • opening
  • originating
  • setting going
  • starting
  • starting ball rolling
  • usher in
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