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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
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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
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WORDS RELATED TO START THE BALL ROLLING

  • arise
  • begin
  • come into being
  • come into existence
  • embark on
  • enter upon
  • get cracking
  • get going
  • get one's feet wet
  • get show on road
  • hit the ground running
  • inaugurate
  • initiate
  • jump into
  • kick off
  • launch
  • lead off
  • open
  • originate
  • start the ball rolling
  • take up
  • tear into
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