Definition of Pithball

1. a pellet of pith [n -S]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Pithball

pitchwork
pitchy
piteous
piteously
piteousness
piteousnesses
pitfall
pitfalling
pitfalls
pitful
pitfuls
pith
pith hat
pith helmet
pith helmets
pithball (current term)
pithead
pitheads
pithec-
pithecanthropi
pitheci
pithecoid
pithecoid theory
pithed
pithful
pithiatic
pithiatism
pithier
pithiest

Literary usage of Pithball

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Physics by Alexander Wilmer Duff, Karl Eugen Guthe, Exum Percival Lewis, William Hallock, Arthur Willis Goodspeed, Albert Pruden Carman, Robert Kenning McClung (1909)
"If now a glass rod be rubbed with silk and approached to the pithball, ... In other words the glass and the resin act oppositely on the same pithball. ..."

2. Elements of Physical Manipulation by Edward Charles Pickering (1882)
"The latter therefore becomes positively, the silk negatively, electrified. Now hang a pithball by a thread of silk, and bring the glass near it. ..."

3. Studies from the Yale Psychological Laboratory by Yale University Psychological Laboratory, Edward Wheeler Scripture (1902)
"The suggestion was increased by attaching the pithball to the pendulum of a metronome, by means of a cocoon fibre, so that every time the metronome ticked, ..."

4. Elementary treatise on physics, experimental and applied by [Adolphe] Ganot (1868)
"In the centre of this i small whalebone index, moveable on an axis, 1 terminating in a pithball, a. Being attached conductor, the index rises as the machine ..."

5. Journal of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction by Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, Henry Barnard (1849)
"... 300 Electrometer Jar 1 60 Directing Rod, 2 00 Discharger, 2 60 Spiral Tube 2 50 pithball Electrometer 50 Insulating Stool в 00 Set of Bells 300 Dancing ..."

6. Specimens of Exposition and Argument by Milton Oswin Percival, Robert Archibald Jelliffe (1908)
"... so that an electrically charged pithball suspended from the 15 aerial automobile would be attracted either vertically upward or downward, according as ..."

7. Water Supply of South Africa and Facilities for the Storage of it: And by John Croumbie Brown (1877)
"A pithball, or other matter charged with positive electricity, passes rapidly to another body in the opposite condition ; whether thia be produced by ..."

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