Definition of Ninepin ball
1. Noun. Ball used to knock down ninepins.
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Literary usage of Ninepin ball
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1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1890)
"96. size of ninepin ball. However, in some styles of these pails the hemispherical bottom does not reach the edges, which have chines like an ordinary pail, ..."
2. Carlyle's Laugh, and Other Surprises by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1909)
"as if it were some new kind of ninepin-ball. Six years later, I went with my friend Conway to call on Mr. Carlyle once more, and found the ..."
3. The Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fashion by Nathan Hale, Henry Theodore Tuckerman (1842)
"... of people in general ; and if his head be bald as a ninepin ball to the cerebellum, he will be a greater genius than has yet afflicted our globe. ..."
4. The play of animals by Karl Groos (1898)
"If his master takes up a ninepin ball, he seizes one between his paws, gnaws at it, and is evidently annoyed that he can not take it up too. ..."
5. Music and Poetry: Essays Upon Some Aspects and Inter-relations of the Two Arts by Sidney Lanier (1898)
"Such are the humming of a bee, the roar of a waterfall, the rumbling of a ninepin ball, and the filing of a saw. Perhaps a musical sound might be safely ..."
6. America and the American People by Friedrich von Raumer (1846)
"... stepping far forward, with his left hand placed very awkwardly on his hip, and his right stretched upwards, and holding a globe— or a ninepin ball. ..."