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a party or gathering for dancing

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a solid projectile that is shot by a musket

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the people assembled at a lavish formal dance

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a spherical object used as a plaything

United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)

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a lavish dance requiring formal attire

the game of baseball

a pitch that is not in the strike zone

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form into a ball by winding or rolling

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References in classic literature ?
The new ball you may see lie there quite by itself, in the middle, pointing towards the School or island goal; in another minute it will be well on its way there.
"Why, are there balls where one always enjoys oneself?" Anna said, with tender irony.
He was definitely afraid that the Mingotts might be going too far; that, in fact, they might have Granny Mingott's orders to bring the Countess Olenska to the ball.
When I came back from fielding this last ball I found him embracing his bat, and to my sour congratulations he could at first reply only with hysterical sounds.
If there had not been a Netherfield ball to prepare for and talk of, the younger Miss Bennets would have been in a very pitiable state at this time, for form the day of the invitation, to the day of the ball, there was such a succession of rain as prevented their walking to Meryton once.
Miss Woodhouse, I hope nothing may happen to prevent the ball. What a disappointment it would be!
"Now, my lord, give me, if you have not lost it, the ball -- that which contained the letter."
Edmund was at this time particularly full of cares: his mind being deeply occupied in the consideration of two important events now at hand, which were to fix his fate in life--ordination and matrimony--events of such a serious character as to make the ball, which would be very quickly followed by one of them, appear of less moment in his eyes than in those of any other person in the house.
Would he have wit enough to think of exploring the big, knobby ball for its delicate secret?
In their childlike glee, aroused by the fire and their luck in successfully cannonading the French, our artillerymen only noticed this battery when two balls, and then four more, fell among our guns, one knocking over two horses and another tearing off a munition-wagon driver's leg.
But now I want to talk about the ball; and to tell you that you positively must put off your holidays till it is over.'
Presently the boy took a ball from his tunic, and, pointing at a little bush near them, said, "Stand you there, Lady Maud, by yonder bush, I would play at toss."
But if you wish to see the Flower Queen's daughter go up the second mountain: the Dragon's old mother lives there, and she has a ball every night, to which the Flower Queen's daughter goes regularly.'
When the hands were closed they looked like clusters of unpainted wooden balls as large as walnuts fastened together by steel rods.
"Ay, ay, Jim, 'tis `the Birtwick balls'," said John, "she'll be as good as Black Beauty by and by; kindness is all the physic she wants, poor thing!" Master noticed the change, too, and one day when he got out of the carriage and came to speak to us, as he often did, he stroked her beautiful neck.