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ball

 [bawl]
a more or less spherical mass. See also globus and sphere.
fungus ball a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of a fungus in a body cavity, usually a bronchus or pulmonary cavity but occasionally a nasal cavity; the organism may disseminate through the bloodstream to the brain, heart, and kidneys. The most common type is the aspergilloma.

Ball

(bawl),
Charles B., Irish surgeon, 1851-1916. See: Ball operation.

ball

(bawl),
1. A round mass.
2. In veterinary medicine, a large pill or bolus.

ball

(bôl)
n.
A rounded part or protuberance, especially of the body: the ball of the foot.
A sphere or spherical structure
Drug slang A regional term for a rounded gob of crack, crack cocaine, or Mexican black tar heroin
Obstetrics See Birthing ball
Vox populi noun A slang term for a testicle, often used in the plural

ball

Vox populi
1. A sphere. See Birthing ball, Retraction ball.
2. A testicle. See Blue ball syndrome.

ball

(bawl)
1. A round mass.
See also: bezoar
2. In veterinary medicine, a large pill or bolus.
3. Thenar eminence on sole of the foot.

Patient discussion about ball

Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments? 4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?

A. The only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

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"People often asked him if he regretted not going back to the US," Mrs Balles said.
"The Air Force wanted him to stay on and be their lawyer, but he had fallen in love with literature so he went to Pennsylvania State University and joined the debate team - they were national champions," Mrs Balles said.
Par ailleurs, la Commission a constate que certains membres du Haut Comite national organisant les manifestations, parmi lesquels des representants du Hamas, avaient encourage ou defendu l'utilisation par les manifestants de cerfs-volants et de balles incendiaires de maniere indiscriminee, provoquant la peur des civils et des dommages materiels importants dans le sud d'IsraE1/2l.
Mais, depuis, le Britannique est devenu un autre homme : il fallait le voir se battre sur chaque balle a partir du 3e set pour se rendre compte de son envie.
* Lastly, if I would use the "ad hominum fallacy" Mr Balles mentioned in his response, then I may say, since this article was written by a person like you, that everything in that letter was utter garbage and sheer nonsense that has taken too much space in the "readers that lap it up" corner.
Clearly, the truth is that Mr Balles knows very little about the subjects he writes, otherwise, he would be writing for the New York Times or the Washington Post or some such like I guess.
I would have hoped instead of ranting aimlessly, O'Reilly would have challenged the facts or any of the 14 quotes Balles presented in this column.
Dans certains cas, lorsque les moyens non letaux se sont reveles inefficaces, les tirs a balles reelles ont ete utilises "conformement aux procedures operatoires standard".
Et apres un dernier baroud d'honneur de Wawrinka, qui a ecarte trois balles de match, Tsonga a conclu sur son service.
Does he not allow Mr Paul Balles, Mr Anti-America, every week to write articles on the same theme which are full of hatred and certainly blinkered?
Chokri Belaid, avocat et figure de l'opposition, a ete assassine le 6 fevrier 2013 par plusieurs balles tirees a bout portant devant son domicile.
Les munitions saisies consistent en 7 charges propulsives RPG-7, 22 roquettes pour RPG-7, 4 obus pour RPG-2, 13 obus pour mortier de calibre 120 mm, 10 obus pour mortier de calibre 60 mm, 290 balles pour mitrailleuses de type 12,7 mm, 13 chargeurs pour munitions et 3.977 balles de differents calibres.