ball boy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ball boy a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players
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Quotations

  • Joe Dimaggio
    Joe Dimaggio
    “A ball player has got to be kept hungry be become a big leaguer. That is why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.”

Usage

In literature:

Frank Meade, carefully toeing the ball, looked over the boys opposing him.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
The boy pitcher sleeps in the position of "winding up" to throw the ball.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Well, the boys in Biology had the ball now.
"Join Our Gang?" by Sterling E. Lanier
But, as the boy was poor and ragged, I suppose you hired him with money to fetch your ball?
"The History of Sandford and Merton" by Thomas Day
There was no chance for this boy to run races, to play ball, to ride a horse, to row, or swim.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
On the park mead the boys were playing ball, and the combination of green grass and soft and feathery foliage was very beautiful.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
The boys played ball and leap-frog in the streets, shouting, and whistling through their fingers.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Nurses and children came out of all the doors, the boys with hoops, the girls with their balls in a knitted net.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
It was as undismayed as the whitewashed wall of a schoolroom at which generations of small boys have flung impertinent spit-balls.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
When his ankle was better he hobbled to school on crutches; but the boys missed him greatly on the ball field.
"The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna" by Gertrude W. Morrison
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In poetry:

So (if Insufficient Grace
Hath not fouled thy secret place
Nor fall-out burnt my balls away)
Who knows? but we may get a boy—
"War Resisters' Song" by Thomas McGrath
Dear boy, when you meet with a rose,
Admire you the thorns very much?
Or like you to play with a ball,
When the handling it blisters your touch!
"To A Young Gentleman" by Matilda Betham
Since Fancy taught me in her school of spells
I know her tricks--These are not moths at all,
Nor fireflies; but masking Elfland belles
Whose link-boys torch them to Titania's ball.
"Quatrains" by Madison Julius Cawein
Bump I bump! down the staircase the cannon-ball goes,--
Aha, old Professor! Look out for your toes!
Don't think, my poor Tutor, to sleep in your bed,--
Two "Boys"--'twenty-niners-room over your head!
"Once More" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Five Zouaves killed! — one thousand in all — Five from a thousand? Then he may be one.
If in the havoc of bayonet and ball,
So many were killed, one may be my son.
And death, to the boy, all the glory he won.
"The Zouaves At Bethel" by Anonymous Americas
We summer boys in this four-winded spinning,
Green of the seaweed's iron,
Hold up the noisy sea and drop her birds,
Pick the world's ball of wave and froth
To choke the deserts with her tides,
And comb the county gardens for a wreath.
"I See The Boys Of Summer" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Grover Baseball lost its lease on the ball diamond at 64th and Bancroft Streets where high school boys played recreational baseball.
The round ball is bouncing in Blanding and Monticello as the San Juan boys and Monticello girls opened their 2012-13 basketball season s.
Augusta's boys basketball team got off to a hot start shooting the ball and forced nine first-quarter turnovers to start Tuesday night's game at Circle.
Center, Derek Simons and his son Trevin Simons, work on ball handling skills during the McAlester Boys and Girls Club 3 and 4 Year-old basketball tryouts Monday.
John Marks comes down the court in a two ball drill during Glenbard South boys basketball practice on Monday, Nov 12, 2012.
Enlarge Buy This Photo Toledo Christian 's Eric Cellier (5) recovers a loose ball from Ottawa Hills' Logan Glosser (4) during the Division IV boys THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH.
Gazing into the Roundball Crystal Ball (Duerrisms Boys Basketball Preview).
Hun School boys' soccer player Alex Griese controls the ball in recent action.
Local boy Brett Hall, 14, has played at Beach Fairway 's mini-golf range for years, but only started hitting balls on the range three weeks ago.
Thompson, a three-year starter, honed her skills by playing AAU travel ball on both girls and boys teams.
Boy survives after foul ball to the chest stops his heart.
Thousands cheer on boy, 5, injured by foul ball in '09.
View full size Richard Drew / AP Photo Former Syracuse ball boys Bobby Davis, left, and Mike Lang, right, flank attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference, Dec 13, in New York.
View full size Greensboro's Jimmie Taylor dunks the ball over Carbon Hill's Brandon Smith (25) in the AHSAA Class 3A Boys State Championship high school basketball game in Birmingham, Ala.
He was even a ball-boy for the Sacramento Monarchs.
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