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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 ?
If I can come again, we are still to have our ball.
As the Rochellais who guarded the bastion were ignorant of the intentions of the man they saw coming toward them, they fired upon him, and he fell, struck by a ball which broke his shoulder.
Well, my lord, I sew up the paper in the ball and you, in your game of tennis, will send the ball into the ditch.
To engage her early for the two first dances was all the command of individual happiness which he felt in his power, and the only preparation for the ball which he could enter into, in spite of all that was passing around him on the subject, from morning till night.
He only missed twice before he struck his ball on the tee.
After a moment he added: "Only I wish it hadn't had to be at a ball.
He imagined himself as an enormously tall, powerful man who was throwing cannon balls at the French with both hands.
for they can be frightfully sarcastic, but she felt sorry for those of them who had no crutches, and she said good-naturedly, "Before I go to the fairies' ball, I should like to take you for a walk one at a time; you can lean on me, you know.
I should like to see you very much; but I shall have many opportunities of seeing you equally charming, on the occasion of some of the numberless balls and parties that are to be, and I cannot disappoint my friends by postponing my return so long.
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.
In his youth One Eye had once sniffed too near a similar, apparently inert ball of quills, and had the tail flick out suddenly in his face.
She wore the sea- green silk which had been brought out from England a year before and worn but once--at the Christmas ball at Government House.
I shall quietly prepare for our departure, and own what I have done at the right time--that is to say, when the ball is over.
One day, as I was amusing myself by galloping and whirling the balls round my head, by accident the free one struck a bush, and its revolving motion being thus destroyed, it immediately fell to the ground, and, like magic, caught one hind leg of my horse; the other ball was then jerked out of my hand, and the horse fairly secured.
Well, the match is for the best of three goals; whichever side kicks two goals wins: and it won't do, you see, just to kick the ball through these posts--it must go over the cross-bar; any height'll do, so long as it's between the posts.