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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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Ennis recalls a time in the sweltering desert heat of Yuma, Arizona, when Eight-ball had a rough field short takeoff and landing experience.
Although snooker was big on the street, Tourangeau always felt that eight-ball was going to take off, and it has.
Indeed, Mr Prior informs me that the 1950 final between Linthwaite and Elland was the last tie ever to play eight-ball overs and that an Elland bowler named Drinkwater did actually send down 16.6 overs in the Linthwaite innings, which was recorded as 54.6 overs long, and Kenworthy bowled 18.7 overs in the Elland innings out of 59.7.
McKenna and Swansea's eight-ball ace Ben Davies played for their country in the nine-ball doubles version of the sport, but they went out to Germany's former world champion Oliver Ortmann and European Tour pro Thomas Engert.
During this here hop the flight lead--already behind the eight-ball for letting one of his charges get below bingo state--added another log to a roaring inferno of rotten headwork by blindly choosing the shorter distance option.
"Without him, we would have been a fair way further behind the eight-ball," he added.
And when Simon Jones struck three overs after the restart following an 83-minute delay for rain, the Windies had slumped to 113-4 and Old Rubber Lips himself was waxing lyrical about Harmison's electric eight-ball spell.
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North Star defeated Parkhouse more easily after posting 104-9 and restricting Parkhouse to only 32-4 in their 12 eight-ball overs.
Dubai: Ameen Fikri staged a miraculous fight back on the opening day of the 2012 GCC Billiards Championship at the Ezone Club in Dubai on Saturday to edge past Ali Al Obaidli of Qatar 7-6 and progress to the eight-ball pool quarter-finals.
The 32-year-old Orcollo, the 2011 World eight-ball champion, Biado, Chang and Ko are playing under the banner of sportsman/businessman Ceferino "Perry" Mariano of Bugsy Promotions.
But unfortunately for the real estate advisers, Trophy rules restricted him to two eight ball overs and Wragges recovered well, losing no more wickets scoring 154/2 in their allotted 16 eight-ball overs.
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