ball-valve thrombus n.
A ball thrombus intermittently occluding the mitral orifice.
ball-wracker noun Something that is very difficult to accomplish; a Herculean task; killer (1950+) Someone who assigns and monitors extremely difficult tasks: a real ball-buster of a skipper (1970+) An intimidating man; ruffian; enforcer, gorilla: It had been a mistake allowing these two ball-breakers in (1970s+) A woman who saps or negates a man’s masculinity; […]
Giacomo [jah-kaw-maw] /ˈdʒɑ kɔ mɔ/ (Show IPA), 1871?–1958, Italian painter. Historical Examples The boys became soldiers, and drilled punctiliously with guns which they got Uncle Balla to make for them. Two Little Confederates Thomas Nelson Page “Nor, he’s dead-drunk,” said Balla, picking up an empty flask. Two Little Confederates Thomas Nelson Page Old Balla was […]
any light, simple song, especially one of sentimental or romantic character, having two or more stanzas all sung to the same melody. a simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in short stanzas and adapted for singing. any poem written in similar style. the music for a ballad. a sentimental or romantic popular song. Contemporary […]
- Ballad metre
noun the metre of a ballad stanza