dirt ball

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dirt ball a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
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Usage

In literature:

A fire of missiles, stones, balls of wax, lumps of dirt, sticks of broken chairs, began to play.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here and there were little balls of dust and filth.
"Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka
On the last day of the snow, Napoleon saw young Bouquet packing snow-balls with dirt and gravel, and commanded him to stop.
"The Boy Life of Napoleon" by Eugenie Foa
The balls were whistling as thick as hail around him, and cutting up the dirt at his feet.
"Sustained honor" by John R. Musick,
But the Beetle noticed this and made a ball of dirt the size of an Eagle's egg, and flew up and deposited it in Jupiter's lap.
"Aesop's Fables" by Aesop
In digging these trees, we took care to get all of the root possible and to take a ball of dirt with the root.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
She backs out of the tunnel, and flies off to collect balls of dirt.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
And then he tried Australia, seeking diamonds in the dirt, But all the time he kept that ball he'd hidden in his shirt.
"Right off the Bat" by William F. Kirk
When snow came, there was snow-balling, with forts of a rich, chocolate color, from the street-dirt mixed with the snow.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
Twice the bark was knocked into my eyes and once a ball striking at the foot of the tree filled them with dirt.
"Under the Stars and Bars" by Walter A. Clark
Scarcely had he done so when a cannon ball fell at his feet and covered both commander and private with dirt.
"Military Career of Napoleon the Great" by Montgomery B. Gibbs
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In poetry:

Then we bounced the ball and started, and for twenty minutes quite
We observed a proper courtesy and a heavenly sense of right,
But Fitzpatrick tipped McDougal in a handy patch of mud,
And the hero rose up, chewing dirt, and famishing for blood.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson

In news:

The replacement refs spotted the ball on the infield dirt, nowhere near the hash marks.
He stood directly in front of the mound and released a ball that hit the dirt in front of home plate.
If you're a golfer, you know how important it is to keep your clubs clean, since dirt, grass, and other debris that accumulates on a clubhead can dramatically affect how it interacts with a golf ball at the moment of impact.
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