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People have reported seeing ball lightning-a rare phenomenon that resembles a glowing sphere of electricity-for hundreds of years.
Here, sharks and dolphins herd schooling prey into a whirling sphere near the surface called a bait ball.
The host of the party will be tossing the first ball.
The ball of my foot has been sore and inflamed for probably two months now.
Follow the bouncing ball of unintended economic consequences.
Whoever reaches the end point with the ball first gets the winnings, usually goods put in a pile before the race begins.
Ball spin contributes about one half of a golf ball's lift.
Tap sharply on the bottom and sides to loosen the root ball.
And a new ball would be used whenever the one in play showed any sign of wear.
When a pitcher throws a knuckleball, the ball has no rotation and appears to flutter.
Each orb suggests a ball of flowers, a look further enhanced by the rosette shapes of the plants.
Most everyone has made mistakes and found themselves behind the eight ball.
In tunneling, the particle can do something the ball never does.
Stir or beat in flour and salt until dough is no longer crumbly and comes together in a ball.
Now you lower a wrecking ball halfway into the water.
Successfully recruiting one or two students gets the ball rolling.
Paint ball is the perfect way to put the rednecks' spy balloon to the test.
For the ball humidity tests, they started indoors with simple ball drops for the flat plate testing.
For movie-going baseball geeks, it's almost time to play ball.
During a thunderstorm, a glowing ball the size of your head suddenly appears.
Current models of spiral galaxy formation posit that the galaxies start out as a ball of gas and dust.
It consists of a hollow plastic ball and a length of elastic cord.
You've seen the game of pachinko-a small metal ball dropped into a thicket of horizontal pegs rattles its way to the bottom.
Snap off little sprouts from bottom first-best when slightly smaller than a golf ball.
The motion of each ball should be similar to the data above.
The panel was excavated in perfect condition from a royal ball court.
Imagine you are pointing your video camera at your favorite ball game.
The sheer visual overload of a good bait ball is difficult to describe.
They're not there yet, but moving this ball backwards and forwards is well on the way.
There is now an urgent need for a new look into the crystal ball of quantum physics.
Stick to the top of the big pumpkin with a small ball of clay polymer or poster putty.
Greatness, on the other hand, is a whole other ball of wax.
Lift your hips off the ground and roll the ball toward you until the bottoms of your feet are flat on the ball's surface.
To predict the stock market, there's no need to look into a crystal ball.
Nearly hidden, a red gazing ball adds another surprise.
Even without the forced perspective, it was the size of one of those toy bats that kids use for whiffle ball.
Place on baking sheet with plenty of space between each dough ball.
The data-storage industry, of course, is having a ball.
On one of her solitary girlhood walks, she once found herself accompanied by a lightning ball.
Get ready to carry the ball-a ball of yarn, that is.
So attending a conference can be a way of looking into the crystal ball in your field to see what the future will bring.
Tense to the end, the match was not settled until the stroke of midnight and the last ball.
The next thing he knew was a blaze of white magnesium light, and a huge ball of fire.
But this is different the the first ball in that the water is almost moving horizontally.
Other indicators certainly suggest that consumers are having a ball.
Scientists don't need a crystal ball to predict these events.
If the player cannot throw that far, then the ball is thrown to another player in between ie from deep outfield to home base.
The student holding the ball of yarn will need to answer the question.
The path the ball travels varies depending on how the inputs are changed.
Dozens of long shadows orbit the ball of frantic fish: the hunters.
The path of a small ball heading towards the deformation caused by the heavy object will be modified.
The point of the exercise was to identify exactly when a seasoned player knew where the ball would head.
It was a combat, shotgun-type load with a large caliber round ball as well as about twenty pellets of buckshot.
Right before it hits the ground, the ball has kinetic energy.
The red ball can't simply be gas heated by nearby stars, he added, because only a supernova could generate that much energy.
My bull terrier jumping into the swimming pool to recover her tennis ball.
They'll use a stick for a bat, and make a ball from a roll of gaffer tape.
He used a ball from one of the deodorants and a butter dish to fabricate a model for the mouse.
The whole process, from heating the milk to forming the cheese into a ball, takes about a half an hour.
She began moving a ball of dough back and forth between her hands, until she'd formed a large pancake.
Hogan steadied himself over the ball, slowly began his backswing, unleashed his power and sent the ball flying.
Even something as simple as a ball isn't immune to major technological advances.
Controlling a ball's roll is pretty cool, but other uses are even cooler.
Sure, you can throw the ball around with the wee ones or reconnect with that pickup basketball league you've been putting off.
My point was to see a numerical model for a falling ball would be similar to the time and distance from the video.
Where the roach moves on the ball, the vehicle moves in the room.
One skull stood out-marked with what appeared to be the entrance wound from a musket ball.
His team was lined up and he took the ball to the ref and said it was a practice ball.
When you come into his garden, you must tell one of the flowers that there is a great ball yonder in the castle.
The names of several infants are known whose heads have not exceeded in size an ordinary billiard ball.
Boil ingredients together in a smooth granite saucepan until a ball can be formed when mixture is tried in cold water.
The shoulder-joint is an enarthrodial or ball-and-socket joint.
The impulse of one billiard-ball is attended with motion in the second.
With your hands, roll each scoop of chocolate mixture into a ball, then roll in cocoa to coat.
Press your thumb into center of each cookie ball, making a small well.
Tie two opposite corners of cheesecloth into a knot over curds and repeat with other two corners, forming curds into a ball.
There are four basic faucet designs: compression, ball-type, cartridge and disk.
Imagine suspending a matchstick in the honey, with one end pointing towards the ball.
For catches, slow-motion replays are used to check whether a fielder caught the ball on the full.
That's when ball-by-ball commentary came into its own.
Sixes mean hitting the ball in the air, and that means there is a chance of being caught.
If he picks the green ball, he gets rewarded with food.
Or, expecting a slow ball, he would hold the bat back and watch the ball shoot past him into the catcher's pocket.
If a player wants to return a ball with topspin, he has to reverse the spin of the incoming ball.
But if the goal is to give the ball the highest possible velocity as it leaves the bat, lighter is not necessarily better.
What's interesting is that the trajectory of the smaller ball follows the bow wave created by the larger ball.
Researchers can then collect from the embryo a specialized ball of cells, which can be coaxed into stem cells.
If helmets are not the answer then maybe its time to modify the ball.
It is about the size of a pineapple, a large honeydew melon, or a soccer ball.
She was the fascinating outsider at the masked ball in a company of congenial, if often over-bred, bores.
Soccer is based on the fact that the players never stop running, the ball never stops moving, and the clock never stops ticking.
Apparently they managed to invent the ball but somehow missed the wheel.
You'd get a good few swings and then the ball would fall off.
All you need is a mat, a weighted medicine ball, and a set of dumbbells.
On cue, three children race up the alley past her, kicking a soccer ball.
They paused for a moment-noticing the ball take a funky bounce, perhaps-then kept playing.
When our ball rolled onto her property, she seized it and waddled into her back yard and pitched it into the quarry.
His tools, notably a three-pound ball-peen hammer, clanked in a greasy leather bag suspended from the handlebars.
Everything about the ball culture signifies so blatantly and so promiscuously that the movie induces a kind of semiotic daze.
For the first time, he blinked, and the ball dropped in.
While dressing for the ball, she put it on, then took it off.
The receiver catches it in stride for a touchdown-at which point the ball turns into a bouquet of roses.
He imagined this served warm, and began exploring ways of binding the meat into a ball.
The band was flanked by two skeletons dressed in frilly ball gowns.
To the final seconds, down by one, the ball in your hands with the game on the line.
The one whose basic principle of play is the kicking of a ball by a foot.
Form into a ball by folding each edge into center of dough and pressing down firmly with your thumb, rotating ball as you go.
Put ball in buttered brioche mold, then make a hole in center of dough by gently pulling it apart with dampened fingers.
Place ball in middle of dough, then gather dough up around ball of cheese, squeezing excess dough into a topknot.
The mixture will form a stiff, smooth ball after thirty seconds or so.
These flavors can be subtle and nuanced, but not so the tastes of bourbon ball candy and fresh mint.
Roll a scant teaspoon of dough into a ball and drop into sugar, turning to coat.
Gather dough into a ball and transfer to a lightly floured surface.
Form into a ball, put in a bowl, and dust with flour.
Form dough into a ball and transfer to a lightly oiled large bowl, turning dough to coat with oil.
Add to food processor along with butter, then pulse until dough forms a ball.
Gather dough into a ball, then halve dough and wrap each half in plastic wrap.
Halve apples lengthwise and remove core with a melon-ball cutter or a paring knife.
We added some milk slowly until the dough formed a ball, then dumped it out onto a floured table.
Form into a ball by tucking outside into center, then pinch edges together.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times to form a smooth ball.
Scoop out sharp leaves and fuzzy choke from center with a melon-ball cutter or a spoon.
He stretched a ball of dough expertly, evenly over the pad.
Take a piece of paper and crumple it into as small a ball as you can.
The bowling ball's weight deforms the medium of the mattress, and the deformed medium influences the marble's movement.
We live on a spinning ball, rotating madly as it moves through space.
Left-handed hitters fair better against righty pitchers, who are the majority, because they pick up the ball easier.
When the slug finds a good spot, it stretches upwards to form a ball at the end of a stalk.
They were having a ball and he clearly, in the space of a few minutes, controlled the crowd and had them eating out of his hand.
In the macro world, a ball never spontaneously shoots itself over a wall.
The ball now appears to be circling the axis of rotation.
When the body is invaded by something--be it a virus or a ball of foreign cells called an embryo--nausea often results.
Every so often it seemed to amuse itself by bouncing a ball down the stairs.
The nine ball plops into the side pocket, the cue ball hits one cushion and stops near the center spot.

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