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ball (also=‘round mass’, ‘eye-ball’, ‘the globe’)
1. the golden orb borne together with the sceptre as an emblem of sovereignty H5 IV. i. 280.
2. = hand-ball or tennis-ball, esp. in fig. phrases All'sW. II. iii. 314, H5 I. ii. 261 “When we have match'd our rackets to these balls.”
3. = cannon-ball H5 V. ii. 17.
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