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ball

1. n. a wild time at a party; a good time. We really had a ball. See ya!
2. n. a testicle. (see also balls.) The teacher preferred “testicles” to “balls,” if they had to be mentioned at all.
3. in. to enjoy oneself. (Ambiguous with the next sense.) The whole crowd was balling and having a fine time.
4. in. to depart; to leave. It’s late. Let’s ball.
5. tv. & in. to copulate [with] someone. (Usually objectionable.) Isn’t there anything more to you than balling?
6. in. to play a ball game. (Probably a deliberate pun on sense 5) Bob’s out balling with the guys.
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She had been particularly unwell, however, suffering from headache to a degree, which made her aunt declare, that had the ball taken place, she did not think Jane could have attended it; and it was charity to impute some of her unbecoming indifference to the languor of illhealth.
A slight shock, the dull noise of three balls which penetrated the flesh, a last cry, a convulsion of agony, proved to D'Artagnan that the would-be assassin had saved his life.
The gardener nodded and began to fling up the balls, which were picked up by La Ramee and the guard.
The ball had hardly rested on the bottom of the hole before Gossett had begun to tear the telegrams from their envelopes.
Yet on the links most of his time was spent in retrieving lost balls or replacing America.
This made them sulky though they had really brought it on themselves, and they drew for Maimie a very gloomy picture of the perils that faced her if she insisted on going to the ball.
It is always easy to discover where a fairies' ball is being held, as ribbons are stretched between it and all the populous parts of the Gardens, on which those invited may walk to the dance without wetting their pumps.
And then Chance carried a little leather ball beneath the window where the old man stood; and as the child ran, laughing, to recover it, De Vac's eyes fell upon him, and his former plan for revenge melted as the fog before the noonday sun; and in its stead there opened to him the whole hideous plot of fearsome vengeance as clearly as it were writ upon the leaves of a great book that had been thrown wide before him.
She was crouching as he had crouched once that day, in front of her the tight-rolled ball of quills.
Slowly, cautiously, it was unrolling its ball of impregnable armour.
As Andrew untied his horse Ursula threw the ball with such good aim that it struck him, as she had meant it to do, squarely on the head.
As soon as the ball gets past them, it's in touch, and out of play.
I am afraid of depriving you of your ball - and your friends will be getting impatient.
When the hands were closed they looked like clusters of unpainted wooden balls as large as walnuts fastened together by steel rods.
Why, are there balls where one always enjoys oneself?