billiard ball

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n billiard ball ball used in playing billiards
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Usage

In literature:

The click of billiard balls was audible before she reached it.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
Plays billiards like a wizard, Joey does, and can swat a golf ball off the tee for two hundred yards.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
One of them still held a white billiard ball.
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
My head was shaved so that it shone like a billiard ball.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
The outer door swung to, cutting off the delicate click of billiard balls.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The latter had lost his hat, and the top of his head was as white and shiny as a billiard ball.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
The teeth coming together is like the percussion of two billiard balls.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
I gave a performance in a public place in which I did a billiard ball trick.
"Indian Conjuring" by L. H. Branson
An ordinary billiard-cue and nine balls, one black, four red and four white, are used.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
His head was as hairless as a billiard ball.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
The door was open and the house was quiet, but she could not hear the click of the billiard balls.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Billiard balls kept up their peculiar music until the wee small hours of the morning, and all day on the Sabbath.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
They's one ounce more brains in a billiard ball than they is in his head.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
They enjoyed after dinner billiards just the same with three large wooden balls from a croquet court in the garden.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
As he passed, he could hear the click of the billiard balls and the sound of merry laughter.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
I should like to see you model a billiard ball.
"Artists Past and Present" by Elisabeth Luther Cary
Cotton is used too for many miscellaneous purposes, including the manufacture of lamp wicks and even of billiard balls.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
He was a little plump man, very red, very bald, with a cranium that shone like a billiard ball.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
Billiard balls crashed sickeningly on defenseless backs.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
The click of billiard balls from either inn gave further tone to the somewhat scant air of civilisation.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
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In news:

There also are several lots of true billiard balls, as well as other lots of snooker and bumper pool balls.
There may be no better place in Central Oregon to put a little reverse English on a cue ball than at Fox's Billiard Lounge.
Winner was the guy who knocked in all their billiard balls plus the 8 ball.
The soft clink of billiard balls and sweet classic jazz greet you at one of the more unlikely spots for a wallet-saving early evening of fine food.
Okay, it's not beads, it's more like billiard balls but it takes up the whole house.
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In science:

In classical mechanics the state of macroscopic systems like billiard balls, pendulums or stellar systems is described by points on a manifold or “phase space ” , each of the point’s coordinates corresponding to an attribute which we can measure such as position and momentum.
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
The billiard balls represent nucleons, the queue indicates the kinetic energy of the incident neutron, and the trough simulates the attractive mean field.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Spectra
The increasing size of the potential contour triangle and the comparatively sharper corners suggests that it becomes increasingly less likely that the ‘billiard ball’ hits the corners.
The cosmological billiard attractor
In Figure 1.7a we show two finite-diameter billiard balls heading toward a collision, both moving at the same speed.
Crystalline Computation
Having constructed a CA version of billiard ball dynamics, it seems natural to try to construct CA’s that act more like real gases[89, 60].
Crystalline Computation
It is also known that the length spectrum of closed billiard ball tra jectories in the domain can be recovered from the eigenvalues or from the solution of the wave equation.
On Recovering the Shape of a Domain from the Trace of the Heat Kernel
Examples were given in of the resurgence of the length spectrum of closed billiard ball tra jectories in the domain.
On Recovering the Shape of a Domain from the Trace of the Heat Kernel
This recovers the length spectrum of closed billiard ball tra jectories in the domain.
On Recovering the Shape of a Domain from the Trace of the Heat Kernel
The terms nlj in the exponents are the lengths of closed tra jectories of billiard balls in Ω, or the lengths of closed rays reflected at the boundaries, as in .
On Recovering the Shape of a Domain from the Trace of the Heat Kernel
These are half the lengths of the 2-periodic orbits of a billiard ball in Ω (see Figure 5).
On Recovering the Shape of a Domain from the Trace of the Heat Kernel
The number 2R is the length of the periodic orbit of a billiard ball bouncing inside a circle with the center removed, that is, inside the domain Ω − Γ, where the set of critical points Γ consists of the center.
On Recovering the Shape of a Domain from the Trace of the Heat Kernel
The number 4R is the length of the minimal periodic orbit of a billiard ball bouncing inside a disk.
On Recovering the Shape of a Domain from the Trace of the Heat Kernel
For a < b consider π(n, [a, b]) = #{(γ , γ ′ ) : |γ |, |γ ′ | ≤ n, a ≤ Tγ − Tγ ′ ≤ b} and denote by h0 > 0 the topological entropy of the billiard ball map related to φt which coincides with the topological entropy of the shift map σ on a naturally defined symbol space ΣA (see Subsect. 2.2 for the notation).
Correlations for pairs of periodic trajectories for open billiards
Since σ is conjugated to the billiard ball map B : Λ∂K −→ Λ∂K , introduced in Sect. 2, h0 coincides with the topological entropy of B .
Correlations for pairs of periodic trajectories for open billiards
This is a rigorous version of the statement that Fh quantizes the billiard ball map.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
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