Ball and Shell


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Ball noun – A usually round or cone-shaped little piece of lead made to be fired from a firearm.
Usage example: found a cache of musket balls while excavating the old fort

Shell and ball are semantically related. in thing topic. In some cases you can use "Shell" instead a noun "Ball".
Nearby Words: ballroom, ballpoint, balled, balling
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Shell noun – Something that encloses another thing especially to protect it.
Ball and shell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Ball" instead a noun "Shell".
Nearby Words: shelling, shelled
Synonyms for Shell

How words are described

similar similar ball similar shell
plastic plastic ball plastic shell
green green ball green shell
single single ball single shell
Other adjectives: round, stray, small, hard, massive, large, big, huge, new, yellow, explosive, next, last, golden, literal, spherical, pink, giant, exploding, purple, spiky.

Both words in one sentence

  • The ball isn't under the first shell...or the second shell...or even the third shell.
    Source: Shell Game
  • The solution is that the guy running the shell game uses his fingers to indicate which cup the ball is actually under.
    Source: Shell Game
  • Videogame / Portal 2 Being a dumb-as-brick AI housed in a spherical shell the size of a small medicine ball, he quite literally is one himself.
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