Fuzz ball


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a kind of fungus or mushroom, which, when pressed, bursts and scatters a fine dust; a puffball.

See also: Fuzz

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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NCC 6047, just 1.7' south, is a 15" fuzz ball that intensifies to the center.
AFTER charming the nation since 1958, Britain's favourite furry fuzz ball gets his first live-action cinematic outing.
"She started out as a fuzz ball and we turned her into a hardware dog."
We boil it and we've got a UV filter out the leaves - it's clear, sparkling and lovely for washing your hair - it leaves you with a bit of a fuzz ball!
I felt cheated by the Comet Kohoutek fizzle in 1973, slept through Comet West in 1976 and was sorely disappointed by the fuzz ball that was Comet Halley in 1986.
The finer regrind had some "fuzz ball" clumping, typically seen with more intensive physical working of fibers such as occurs in hammer milling.
Now when she comes back in the house after gathering eggs with a smile on her face she'll say something like "look at this big egg that Daisy Mae laid." She named the chickens Daisy Mae, Speckles, Pumpkin, Fuzz Ball, Feathers and Princess.
The coma will be spread across 1/2 [degrees] or more at that time, causing the object to appear as a moderately condensed fuzz ball to the naked eye, particularly from the city.
Should a clucky succeed with her hatching plans, she would strut proudly across the farmstead with a dozen or more tiny fuzz balls tottering along behind her.
Keeper Nicole Adams, 24, said: "They are basically little grey fuzz balls who just plod about causing a bit of chaos."
The colorful and easy-to-grip handle on this pro fabric depiller and lint brush makes it easy to remove all fuzz balls, lint and pet hair.