After these maternal cares, Marjory sat and listened to the proceedings in the ballium of the Castle.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume III Various
It stands in a ballium or court, surrounded by a moat and an embankment.
Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present John Timbs
We next approach, the ballium, or castle yard through the Porter’s Lodge of two towers with a portcullis.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction. Various
From the dark shadows of the ballium, they passed into the moonlit inner court.
The Outlaw of Torn Edgar Rice Burroughs
Barrels of salt meat and flour and ale were rolled up the ballium by the stalwart arms of the bows and bills; arms destined, alas!
The Siege of Norwich Castle Matilda Maria Blake
High walls with an embattled parapet surround the lower court, or ballium, which we enter by a gate defended by strong towers.
English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
Barney and the girl remounted and the little cavalcade moved forward through the ballium and the great gate into the court beyond.
The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs
Both these castles are enclosed by a court or ballium, with a fortified entrance, like those erected by the Normans.
View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3) Henry Hallam
Matilda flew out of the room, and was in an instant in the ballium.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Various
testes. Historical Examples From them are descended the ballocks of Lorraine, which never dwell in codpieces, but fall down to the bottom of the breeches. Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais But, if the ballocks be marred, the whole race of human kind would forthwith perish, and be lost for ever. Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. […]
- Ballon d’essai
trial balloon (def 1). Historical Examples In the autumn of 1916 the newspapers put forth a ballon d’essai. Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons This is no doubt what is technically known as a ballon d’essai. Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, May 10, 1916 Various That was a ballon d’essai, as they call it, […]
the lightness and grace of movement that make a dancer appear buoyant. Contemporary Examples “Taking 20 pages of a book not released yet is less likely to be deemed fair use,” ballon said. The Legal Brawl Over Palin’s Book Shushannah Walshe November 21, 2010 Historical Examples And it was at this period that the expedient […]
an air or gasbag compartment in a balloon or airship, used to control buoyancy and maintain shape. Historical Examples The wind blowing against the opening, which faces it, charges the ballonet with air. Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War Frederick A. Talbot The air pump, which should have pumped the ballonet full of air to keep […]