camphor ball

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n camphor ball a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
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Usage

In literature:

Talked all night about burros, gasoline, & camphor balls which he seemed wanting to buy in gunny sack.
"Cabin Fever" by B. M. Bower
Beside it reposed a broken packing-box in which bleary camphor-balls nestled between torn sheets of faded blue paper.
"The Fortune Hunter" by Louis Joseph Vance
Camphor Balls to prevent Chaps.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
He looked with a certain longing at the bag of camphor balls.
"If You Touch Them They Vanish" by Gouverneur Morris
Besides this, some of us had carbon balls and camphor in our pockets.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915" by Monica M. Stanley
The balls are small pieces of camphor cut to shape, and are lighted in the flame of a candle.
"Magic" by Ellis Stanyon
As she did this the housekeeper sprinkled, with lavish hand, the camphor balls among the layers of clothing.
"The Corner House Girls Under Canvas" by Grace Brooks Hill
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