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device that causes material to gather into rounded balls agglomerator
United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962) Arthur Compton , Arthur Holly Compton , Compton
table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred if the pegs are knocked over bagatelle , bar billiards
when dried yields a hard substance used e.g. in golf balls balata , gutta balata
line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game balkline , baulk-line , string line
bearings containing small metal balls ball bearing , needle bearing , roller bearing
boy who retrieves balls for tennis players ball boy
skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team ball hawking
(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls base on balls , pass , walk
perennial herb of North America (New York to Illinois and mountains of Alaska) having aromatic leaves and clusters of yellowish-pink balls basil balm , Monarda clinopodia
movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice batting cage , cage
game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards beano , bingo , keno , lotto
any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls billiards
table game played by using a cue to knock balls into pockets billiards
any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls blowball , dandelion
soft elastic silicone polymer that increases in elasticity with the application of force; used in the center of golf balls and as shock-absorbent padding bouncing putty
player who rolls balls down an alley at pins bowler
game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them bowling
bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack bowls , lawn bowling
metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships brass monkey
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