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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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PARA HANDY: Vera gets the ball rolling with the opener, above, before Riveros completes scoring, right VERA THAN EVER: The striker wheels away in delight after hitting Paraguay's first
But it's a blackbird who gets the ball rolling, by deciding the Emperor - more interested in his clothes than his citizens - needs to be taught a lesson.
It gets the ball rolling obviously especially after two losses, losing by four points," Randolph said.
But, coming in a close second is the sequence that gets the ball rolling, with Stephanie finding herself alone in a bedroom with a creepy guy intent on seducing her.
Undoubtedly, the man to whom all professional snooker players should be grateful is the player who gets the ball rolling, Joe Davis, once entertainingly described by a national newspaper as 'The Emperor of Pot.
I'm sure it will take a long time to make an impact on the real world, but at least this gets the ball rolling.
The bet365 Charlie Hall Chase gets the ball rolling at Wetherby tomorrow and although Edredon Bleu is unlikely to be bidding for a repeat in the williamhill.
This gene "seems to be the one that gets the ball rolling," says Douglas Cotanche of Children's Hospital in Boston, who studies hair cell regeneration in birds.