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Golden Ball (The)


Ball Hughes, one of the dandies in the days of the Regency. He paid some fabulous prices for his dressing cases (flourished 1820–1830). Ball married a Spanish dancer.

He shirked a duel, and this probably popularised the pun Golden Ball, Leaden Ball, Hughes Ball.

The three golden balls. (See Balls.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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