Some articles on balls, ball, rack:
... numbered markers (commonly called peas or pills, and sometimes tally balls or shake balls) are placed in a specially made, narrow-necked container (called ... The number of the pea drawn assigns to that player the correspondingly numbered object ball, which that player must keep secret from his opponents ... 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 ball is placed on the ... This rule developed because 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:
“What we have we prize not to the worth
Whiles we enjoy it, but being lacked and lost,
Why, then we rack the value, then we find
The virtue that possession would not show us
Whiles it was ours.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, thats good taste.”
—Lucille Ball (19111989)