tennis ball

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tennis ball ball about the size of a fist used in playing tennis
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Quotations

  • John Webster
    John Webster
    “We are merely the stars tennis-balls, struck and bandied which way please them.”

Usage

In literature:

The Stone Tennis-ball hearts well, is of excellent quality, and, in proportion to its size, yields a large quantity of salad.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
She had two sets flying now, like tennis balls, she wrote to Miss Du Prel: one set across the Channel.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
We was using a tennis-ball, and when we'd get in three strokes without missing we'd stop and shake hands.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Mounds of ammunition, consisting of round stones as big as a lawn-tennis ball, had been accumulated above and near the throne.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Bat meets ball with a smack which echoes from the Tennis Court to the stands across the ground.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
She rose to it like a tennis-ball, and asked what isles I referred to.
"A Venetian June" by Anna Fuller
She was actually trying to make Lettice pick up her balls for her at tennis!
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
A hollow rubber ball or tennis ball is passed to anyone in file B, from where the ball is thrown to hit the center player.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
About a dozen under one guard were across the road in a meadow, tossing a tennis ball about, laughing and joking.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
I can tell 'em a tennis-ball hit me.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
Abandoned, he wandered about the tennis court, kicking the balls moodily.
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
One afternoon, as they were sending tennis balls to each other along the terrace, they heard a voice calling to them from overhead.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
Understand the rules of basket ball, volley ball, long ball, tether ball, tennis and captain ball.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
The company kicked about the poor diabolic writer's head as if it had been a tennis-ball.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
When we come up to him we'll fire at him with tennis-balls, as usual.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
Joan and Nancy were employed here in putting tennis balls into a hole with the handles of walking sticks.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
You should be out playing ball or tennis.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
The snow fell that night; a silent, irresistible mountain snow-storm, without a breath of wind, in flakes as big as a tennis-ball.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
Fate had tossed her about like a tennis ball, though so far always kindly.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
Others, again, amuse themselves with tennis, or foot-ball, or in feats of arms.
"Ruins and Old Trees, Associated with Memorable Events in English History" by Mary Roberts
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In poetry:

Dire was the meeting, thunder crack,
Like tennis-balls they bounded back;
When strange amaze and wild dismay
Did looks of Warder-men display.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

The 19th annual Achievable Dream Tennis Ball was held at the Hampton convention center on Saturday, November 12, 2011.
Exquisite art and a prime golf package have been added to the lineup of silent auction items for the Jan 26 Tennis Ball at the Boca Grande Club.
Who is that blond with the tennis ball .
She wore a Tennis Ball inspired dress to the Pre-Wimbeldon party.
View full size Staff photo by Lori M Nichols Erin McCarthy watches as 9-year-old Sophie Cometz, of West Deptford, returns the ball during a tennis clinic at RiverWinds, Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012.
Wimbledon Line Judge Gets Tennis Pro 's Ball In Her Face.
Scenes from the twentieth anniversary Achievable Dream Tennis Ball, held at the Hampton Convention center on October 27, 2012.
Tennis Ball brings in nice coin for SHS, pros ready for the series to begin.
If dogs don't do it for you, there's a YouTube video called "Kitten vs a Scary Thing" where a kitten is terrified of a tennis ball.
Pickleball is a rather fast-paced game of tennis doubles, played on a smaller court and with paddles and a plastic ball.
Tennis Ball details disclosed , come out to support Suncoast.
The non-profit organization will sell tennis balls for $5 each.
Whether you like to hit tennis balls around a little bit or play high school sports, trainers say it's important to drink plenty of water and other fluids the day before you exercise.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves the ball during his match against Sam Querrey of the US during the Paris Masters tennis tournament October.
I absolutely love my tennis ball.
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In science:

Figure 1. (a) Classical random walk using a peg board and tennis balls. (b) Result of a classical random walk is a Gaussian distribution.
Quantum random walks with multiphoton interference and high order correlation functions
Almost any soft ball will do, like a tennis or basket ball.
Of Connections and Fields
We put rice, small rocks, and a tennis ball in each box, respectively.
Bringing Science into Schools through Astronomy. Project ASTRO, Tucson
A tennis ball sits atop a basketball as the two are dropped without initial speed from height 1 m.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Estimate the height the tennis ball will rebound.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
During the fall of the ball, due to air flow, the tennis ball will drag behind and consequently face a head-on collision with the basketball ball which already had bounced.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
That is, the tennis ball bounces as if on a wall.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Consequently, with regard to the ground, the tennis ball’s speed after the impact will be 2V + V = 3V .
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Therefore, the tennis ball will jump at the height of 32h = 9 m.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Moreover, as we shall see, such systems are not just of non-realistic pedagogical and academic interest but these systems can in fact exist in reality e.g., in the case of a sphere pro jected with a spin i.e., say a football or a tennis ball hit to impart both the linear and angular velocities on them.
Effects of non-denumerable fixed points in finite dynamical systems
Suppose there is a box containing table-tennis balls, and we want to know how many balls there are in the box.
Finite Sets and Counting
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