Some articles on balls, ball, rack:
... the numbered markers (commonly called peas or pills, and sometimes tally balls or shake balls) are placed in a specially made, narrow-necked ... assigns to that player the correspondingly numbered object ball, which that player must keep secret from his opponents ... the player to legally pocket their assigned, undisclosed ball (sometimes called their "private number") ...
... In the initial rack in straight pool, fifteen balls are racked in a triangular rack, with the center of the apex ball placed over the foot spot the 1 ... the color and pattern of the 1 and 5 balls are thought to provide maximum contrast with the end rails and are the balls targeted on straight pool's exacting ... All other balls are placed at random ...
Famous quotes containing the words rack and/or ball:
“O, let him pass. He hates him
That would upon the rack of this tough world
Stretch him out longer.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Life ... is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply wont be got rid of.”
—Anita Brookner (b. 1928)