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ba' or Ba' (bɔː, bɑː, bɔː, bɑː)
1.  the ba' a game somewhat like rugby played in Orkney at Christmas and New Year between two very large teams of players
2.  the ba', handba' a similar game played at Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders in mid-February
3.  the stuffed leather ball used in these games
[Scots form of ball1]
Ba' or Ba'
[Scots form of ball1]

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