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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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In an August 2012 photo, a bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball is displayed in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, N.Y., in her hometown.
It began in the US in 1951, Lucille Ball finding her perfect niche after life as a chorus girl and an unsuccessful stint at drama school.
Lucy was also here," he says, referring to Lucille Ball.
The museum celebrates a culturally and professionally diverse roster of pioneers, including National Council of Negro Women founder Mary McLeod Bethune, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jacqueline "Moms" Mabley, Lucille Ball, Wanda Sykes-Hall, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Rhone, and others.
This encyclopedia surveys the work of American humorists of the 20th and 21st centuries in the fields of literature, popular writing, television and film, and stand-up comedy and performance, such as John Cheever, Dave Eggers, Dorothy Parker, Dave Barry, Joe Queenan, David Sedaris, Judd Apatow, Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, Cheech and Chong, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, George Burns, Richard Pryor, Weird Al Yankovic, and Jerry Seinfeld.
The outrageous Phyllis Diller, Actress Una Stubbs, Hattie Jacques, with co-star Eric Sykes, and "America's favourite redhead" Lucille Ball
The 88-year-old entertainer was criticized for expressing his distaste for female comedians a few years ago, but in clarifying his comments, he called Lucille Ball ''brilliant'' and said Carol Burnett is ''the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy.''
Bilson admitted to flying a plane once and that she idolized legendary comedian Lucille Ball. ( ANI )
Lewis stated that he couldn't even appreciate Lucille Ball's comedy, preferring to think of her as a machine for making babies.
1911: Lucille Ball. American comic actress, whose work includes The Lucille Ball Show.
More specifically, in the immortal prose of her PR people, "If Lucille Ball had a secret love child with Freddie Mercury, it would look, sound, and behave like Katy Perry".
A native of New Jersey, Kenwith began his career as an actor, appearing on Broadway with Marlon Brando in "I Remember Mama." He later produced and directed "Night Must Fall," starring Dame May Whitty, and "Me and Molly" on Broadway, then spent six years producing and directing 65 plays for Princeton U.'s McCarter Theater, with actors including Mae West, Charlton Heston, Shelley Winters, Maureen Stapleton, Paul Muni, Gloria Swanson and Lucille Ball, who later tapped him as director of her series "Here's Lucy."