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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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But the reprieved du Bruyn and Buttler saw Somerset home comfortably enough with eight balls to spare.
But his ability to manipulate the ball all around the wicket, married to his awesome striking ability, meant Chris Gayle's team got home with eight balls to spare.
Rana Naved then got busy with a superb burst of swing bowling which brought him a spell of three for none in eight balls.
The talented all-rounder first snared three wickets for 18 runs and then rattled up an unbeaten 46 to seal the victory for his side with eight balls to spare.
Maddy made 14 from eight balls at the top of the order before Kevin Pietersen (79) and Paul Collingwood (37) took England past 150 only for a late collapse to leave Zimbabwe - who had beaten Australia 24 hours earlier - an achievable target of 189 to win.
At one stage three chances went down in the space of eight balls, with wicketkeeper Michael Barnes dropping two in two balls off the unfortunate Harris.
Andrew Davies was bowled for a duck and David Harrison was run out for three as Glamorgan were all out for 234 to give the Crusaders a win with eight balls to spare
Australia's batsmen are violent hitters and you would expect them to be able to hit a boundary within the first eight balls.
England all-rounder Rikki Clarke duly provided it with a full-length ball to dismiss David Harrison (14) with eight balls to go and the inaugural Twenty20 champions collected their second piece of silverware.
bank barons, those credit card come-on kings, are about to put millions of hard-working but foolish citizens behind immovable eight balls.
Sri Lanka stunned millions of home fans by reaching their 272 target with eight balls and six wickets to spare.
Chasing India's 271 for three, Sri Lanka reached their target with eight balls left after Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana had launched a tremendous onslaught, blasting the first 50 from only 28 deliveries.
Johannesburg, May 13 ( ANI ): The Mumbai Indians have trounced the Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets with eight balls to spare in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Monday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
But their hopes of avenging Wednesday's mauling and staying ahead of the Afghans in the race to the 2015 World Cup were dashed as their rivals reached their target with five wickets and eight balls to spare.
Katherine Brunt then hit the only six of the innings and Danielle Hazell plundered 19 off eight balls as England added 62 in the last five overs.