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Billiard ball

one of the balls used in the game of billiards.
Historical Examples

Lease to Doomsday Lee Archer
The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. I. (of II) Blanchard Jerrold
Indian Conjuring L. H. Branson
The Lock And Key Library Various
Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical Frank H. Stauffer
The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
Frank Merriwell at Yale Burt L. Standish
Peter F. Hopkinson Smith


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