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Snawball, Snowball(e, n. [ME and e.m.E. snoweball(e (c1400), snayballe (Cath. Angl.).] A snowball. — a1598 Ferg. Prov. No. 224.
Cease your snowballes casting
1618 Elgin Rec. II 158.
That na persoun … pas in … casting of snaw ballis [etc.]

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