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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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Walsall's Mayor, Coun Tom Ansell, set the ball rolling by being the first person to have his hand printed in support of the campaign.
An Asda spokeswoman said the strike would be pointless as it had already set the ball rolling for collective bargaining at all depots.
Admiral's Cruise set the ball rolling for the Meehan team with a 4-1 win in the 32Red Poker Conditions Stakes.
Young winger Chris Burchell set the ball rolling with a quality opener after 16 minutes when he belted the ball into the top corner from 25 yards.
Won over by the retro concept and a french fry recipe she describes as the best in the world, Dadigan set the ball rolling for Weiss to open up.
It is the second high-profile internet flotation to get underway in a week, after internet service provider Freeserve Plc set the ball rolling in what is expected to start a Nasdaq-style net stock frenzy in London.
Sprint may have set the ball rolling by making the SLA a known option in every contract negotiation.
Rest assured we are committed to carry out in the next five years the strategic plans recently formulated to ensure the expansion and improvement of the PRC's services and become the foremost humanitarian organization in the country; or make sure to set the ball rolling for the plans' implementation, Gordon said in a statement.
Long-time patrons, RTE broadcasters Mary Kennedy and Marty Whelan, set the ball rolling at the Westin Hotel in Dublin.
KENNELWOOD beat Hare and Hounds 3-0 after a great strike from Smith in the 23rd minute set the ball rolling.
Jake Randall set the ball rolling after just nine minutes and then centre Matthew Jacobs crossed for a try which James Garland converted.
The 15s set the ball rolling, kicking-off at 6pm, while the 16s get under way straight after at 7.
Thomas-moore set the ball rolling for Les Parry's strugglers in the 27th minute with a fine right-footed shot from 18 yards which flew into the bottom corner.
DONCASTER has set the ball rolling on this year's racecourse search to find candidates for the Miss England finals.
Scott McDonald set the ball rolling with an 11th-minute header before Nakamura struck.