eight ball

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eight ball

1. One of the numbered balls used in the game of pool, and the last one supposed to be hit into a pocket. And now, for the win: eight ball, corner pocket.
2. A billiard game in which the winner must hit seven balls into the pockets followed by the eight ball. Pocketing the eight ball before any of the others results in an automatic loss. Here's a pool cue—do you know how to play eight ball?
3. slang One-eighth ounce of an illegal drug (often cocaine or an amphetamine). I scored us some eight balls from my dealer.
See also: ball, eight
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From what I can discern, it seems to be like one of those old magic 8-balls that answers questions.
Having never had the opportunity to drive a Formula One racing car, I could claim a much greater affinity with the Americans who were knocking in 8-balls off coffee mugs, cardboard boxes and all sorts.
As with sins, octaves, destiny, 8-balls and Costello, perhaps there are secrets waiting to be revealed.
In his report, Trooper Dahlstedt wrote that he was offered four 8-balls of cocaine for $800.
Sampling teams will invite players to enjoy an "unforgettable night" by trying a special CC drink, and then lead them to the pool area where they will put their skills to the test, win raffle prizes (branded cue balls, 8-balls, t-shirts), and learn trick shots with CC educational cards.
Consumers then will put their pool skills to the test, win raffle prizes (branded cue balls, 8-balls, T-shirts), learn trick shots with CC educational cards, and sample CC drinks.
Most people are familiar with astrologers, psychics, or at least Magic 8-Balls, all of which claim the ability to predict the future.
The practice of buying 8-balls to process into crack cocaine is reported in an interesting study of drug argot by Mieczkowski (1990b).
1] An 8-ball can be made into 30 to 50 rocks (Mieczkowski, 1990a, p.
These risks suggest that a typical dealer would procure an 8-ball and sell it in one day.
On-premise materials include support of the Canadian Club Sharp Shooter Pool Challenge where consumers vie for a chance to play with the Black Widow (Jeannette Lee) Materials include posters, table tents, branded 8-balls, pool racks, napkins and holders, rail mats, t-shirts and golf shirts.