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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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References in classic literature ?
Reckless of the defence of their own goal, on they come across the level big-side ground, the ball well down amongst them, straight for our goal, like the column of the Old Guard up the slope at Waterloo.
The ball rolls slowly in behind the School-house goal, not three yards in front of a dozen of the biggest School players-up.
The blood of all the Browns is up, and the two rush in together, and throw themselves on the ball, under the very feet of the advancing column--the prepostor on his hands and knees, arching his back, and Tom all along on his face.
Presently more boys and bigger came out, and boys from other houses on their way to calling-over, and more balls were sent for.
"Hold the punt-about!" "To the goals!" are the cries; and all stray balls are impounded by the authorities, and the whole mass of boys moves up towards the two goals, dividing as they go into three bodies.
Adriana Sayson, a member of the grad ball committee and former president of San Beda Alabang's Junior High School Council, said that it was the most-awaited event among graduating high school students.
The objective of SIDC is to facilitate in sustaining Pakistan's position in international market of inflatable balls in general and soccer ball in particular, develop proto-type balls for the industry, training of skilled workers for industries in mold, rubber technologies and mechanized balls, provision of manufacturing facilities for SMEs to secure their export order for mechanized inflatable balls, developing quality vulcanization and pasting molds and help develop imported machinery locally through reverse engineering.
One of those is the gym ball. There are a range of balls available in the global Gym Ball Market these days to suit one's height, weight and purpose.
On the second hole, Scratch-mans tee shot was in a bush.He proceeded to play a provisional ball which rolled into a green-side bunker.
They said the SIDC would help develop prototype balls for Sialkot's soccer ball industry, get their staff trained and thereby enable local manufacturers to replace their existing set up of hand stitched ball with mechanized ball.
All eyes were on the pink ball during the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
A (http://www.mygolfspy.com/kirkland-vs-titleist-pro-v1/) review by My Golf Spy , a so-called Consumer Reports for golf equipment, found the Kirkland ball in most areas of performance held its own or surpassed the Titleist Pro V1, which is the gold standard for golf balls.