Julie never missed a ball, a promenade, or a play.
She curled into a ball and tried to go back to sleep.
She moved, and the ball rolled off her knees.
A second and a third cannon ball flew past.
She pulled the blanket around her shoulders and curled into a shivering ball, staring through the window into the darkness.
Prince Vasili's daughter, the beautiful Helene, came to take her father to the ambassador's entertainment; she wore a ball dress and her badge as maid of honor.
"He could hit the ball, too," Fred added.
Next day Prince Andrew thought of the ball, but his mind did not dwell on it long.
She curled into a ball and he covered her with his coat.
If he could hit a little white ball, he'd be a legend in the 'hood!
With deadly accuracy, she threw the ball at him, laughing when it bounced off his leather coat and sprayed a mist of white crystals in his face.
Everything's here...but the bathing suit and ball cap.
That was all he thought about yesterday's ball, and after his morning tea he set to work.
"The ball is in your court," I said.
I can vouch for myself but going out on the limb for someone else is a whole different ball game.
My crystal ball doesn't work as well as it should.
Katie maneuvered her sequined ball mask into place only to see her sister on the verge of disappearing in the masses of women in custom gowns and masks.
There were wide eighteenth- century ball gowns, women in little black dresses, one in a fifties poodle skirt, and several in dark dresses with ornate brocade on the bodice, like that of wealthy Middle Age royalty.
Katie followed her instincts through the dreamscape until she climbed the last rocks and saw Rhyn curled in a ball just on the other side of a small ridge on the Sanctuary.
Before and behind them other visitors were entering, also talking in low tones and wearing ball dresses.
Carmen made a ball out of a pair of socks.
They wore tuxedos and ball gowns like wealthy celebrities attending an exclusive Hollywood party.
It's just the primary but that's the whole ball of wax 'cause this is pretty much a one party county.
Lana curled into a ball, holding her arm to her chest.
But his play was as sharp as usual as he handled a hard ground ball to his left, cleanly gunning the runner out by three steps.
An instant later the Tiger crouched and launched its huge body through the air swift and resistless as a ball from a cannon.
Examining history is not like gazing into some fantasy crystal ball, where what we see is prophetic in detail.
Then she took the other ball and made her sign for LARGE by spreading both hands over it.
Then her attention was called to the hardness of the one ball and the softness of the other, and she learned SOFT and HARD.
On the high ground where the enemy was, the smoke of a cannon rose, and a ball flew whistling over the heads of the hussar squadron.
"Excuse me!" he added, turning to the baron, "we will finish this conversation elsewhere--at a ball one must dance."
When it didn't, she uncurled herself from the ball she was in.
The bombshell blonde always threw good dinner parties with fun themes; this theme had been Disco Night, complete with lava lamps, disco ball, tacky '70s music that still jammed out the open windows, and costumes for those who chose to wear them.
She wanted to curl up in a ball and sob until she fell asleep, relieved and ecstatic to be with him again.
Just make sure you play ball with the FBI and don't let your old pals find you.
As they reached the clearing, Justin stooped and retrieved the twine, winding it into a ball as they continued back toward the house.
Your car, a ball-point pen, your computer, a dolly, and so on.
The ball of the human finger is but a drop congealed.
He had promised to be at the ball and introduce partners to her.
Pierre noticed that after every ball that hit the redoubt, and after every loss, the liveliness increased more and more.
It made a safe ball that didn't go far, which was perfect for Destiny.
Nearly everyone uses ball point pens.
Jeffrey Byrne asked about Randy's ball game and inquired about the mail.
Just as Vinnie was tackled he flipped me the ball and I scored.
He capsulized his session with Vinnie as he turned on the ball game.
I'm not even sure you've got the stuff to get in the ball game—and if that's the case, you're already a dead man.
The ball game was a lapper and Dean began to pick over a stack of magazines in a rack by the sofa.
He just sends a ball and they think they'll all be killed, a sergeant was saying angrily and reproachfully.
Cadet Mironov ducked every time a ball flew past.
At that ball Pierre for the first time felt humiliated by the position his wife occupied in court circles.
She was silent, and not only less pretty than at the ball, but only redeemed from plainness by her look of gentle indifference to everything around.
Since the ball he had felt the approach of a fit of nervous depression and had made desperate efforts to combat it.
This was Anatole Kuragin whom she had seen and noticed long ago at the ball in Petersburg.
The count wished to go home, but Helene entreated him not to spoil her improvised ball, and the Rostovs stayed on.
With a long overcoat on his exceedingly stout, round-shouldered body, with uncovered white head and puffy face showing the white ball of the eye he had lost, Kutuzov walked with plunging, swaying gait into the crowd and stopped behind the priest.
The ball represented the terrestrial globe and the stick in his other hand a scepter.
"Are you bowing to a friend, eh?" remarked another, chaffing a peasant who ducked low as a cannon ball flew over.
A cannon ball struck the very end of the earth work by which he was standing, crumbling down the earth; a black ball flashed before his eyes and at the same instant plumped into something.
One cannon ball, another, and a third flew over him, falling in front, beside, and behind him.
Five paces from him, a cannon ball tore up the dry earth and disappeared.
He remembered the meadow, the wormwood, the field, the whirling black ball, and his sudden rush of passionate love of life.
Next day the field marshal gave a dinner and ball which the Emperor honored by his presence.
A yellow ball of hissing fur flew past her.
Right now it reminds me of Ben and me on the Amherst playground as kids arguing who owns the ball and who owns the bat.
I told him I had no idea how you accomplished what you did but you were a crystal ball of an asset to us.
Stick to your crystal ball and leave the detective work to me.
While Molly looked troubled when she returned, Bumpus was just the opposite, hopping around like he'd just retrieved a ball and would win a reward.
The camping facilities were secondary to the main park functions, multiple ball fields, tennis courts and twenty-four horse shoe pits, for the serious pitcher.
There's a new term floating around; crystal ball search warrant.
You'll have a ball if they don't boot you off before you reach the court room.
Somebody clocked my fast ball at seventy-nine.
I've got an autographed ball of his.
Dean was sure that, deep down, she thought whacking at a ball or chasing one someone else clobbered was an extended children's game and certainly not a worthwhile profession.
Sex is a whole different ball game when it's not my idea.
Like if I'm in a ball game, I'm the one who has the ground ball roll between my legs.
She ducked and the ball of ice grazed off her hood.
Lana was curled into a tight ball on the far end, asleep.
I hide something, a ball or a spool, and we hunt for it.
"They say the ball will be very good," replied the princess, drawing up her downy little lip.
The little kitten brightened, its eyes shone, and it seemed ready to lift its tail, jump down on its soft paws, and begin playing with the ball of worsted as a kitten should.
Now look out for the ball... we'll throw it back.
He was killed by a cannon ball--struck in the breast before our regiment.
A cannon ball killed someone behind them, another fell in front and splashed Dolokhov with blood.
Suddenly a cannon ball hissed so low above the crowd that everyone ducked.
Go on! innumerable voices suddenly shouted after the ball had struck the general, the men themselves not knowing what, or why, they were shouting.
She pulled up her muslin sleeve and showed him a red scar on her long, slender, delicate arm, high above the elbow on that part that is covered even by a ball dress.
Iogel had taken a ballroom in Bezukhov's house, and the ball, as everyone said, was a great success.
Natasha no less proud of her first long dress and of being at a real ball was even happier.
They had decided to be at the ball by half past ten, and Natasha had still to get dressed and they had to call at the Taurida Gardens.
Only then did she remember how she must behave at a ball, and tried to assume the majestic air she considered indispensable for a girl on such an occasion.
One cannon ball after another whistled by and struck the earthwork, a soldier, or a gun.
Her curtains were down to seal away the sunlight, and she was curled up in a ball in the middle of her bed with her back to the door.
His mate was curled into a tight ball in the middle of her bed, on top of the covers.
A cannon ball, flying close to him, caused him to duck and bend over his horse.
Here we were, caught up in the euphoria of our accomplishments, like a group of dissimilar workers sharing a winning power ball ticket, and thinking that success made us friends for ever.
Once this ball gets rolling, it will speed up and, because of it, we will all wake up each morning with a little extra spring in our step and sparkle in our eye.
They were in different hands from different times, the top of the chamber rimmed with drawings of couples holding hands and standing on a ball she took to be Anshan.
With a ring in my nose and a ball and chain on my ankle, no doubt.
One ball after another came whizzing near him.