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camphor ball

noun
1.
mothball (def 1).
Origin of camphor ball
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • Mounsier, please you to buy a fine delicate ball, sweet ball—a camphor ball?

  • And as for camphor balls—well, if I used up one camphor ball I used ten pounds.

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    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for camphor ball

camphor ball

noun
1.
another name for mothball (sense 1)
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