Just like Philammon struggling with his punchball. From Wordnik.com. [Rhetoric] Reference
It gave onto a bathroom so big that there was a punchball set up in the middle. From Wordnik.com. [Maigret and the Informer]
Just like Philammon struggling with his punchball is equivalent to ‘you would have thought he was Philammon struggling with his punchball’; and. From Wordnik.com. [Rhetoric] Reference
I had a narrow escape from a meat cleaver, which landed in the bonnet of my car yards from my fingers and I suffered a fractured sternum when I was used as a punchball while trying to sort out a domestic dispute. From Wordnik.com. [Both Sides of the Fence -A Life Under Cover]
Living in Bensonhurst during the Great Depression, he played all the usual street games - stickball, stoopball, punchball, boxball. From Wordnik.com. [NYT > Home Page] Reference
Over time, I would learn to respond to the question with "Ethical Culture," to the perplexed looks of my punchball buddies in the PS 99 schoolyard. From Wordnik.com. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn] Reference
It needs exercise with a punchball or "-- she flashed a mischievous glance at the languid form beside her --" a batch of bread dough. ". From Wordnik.com. [Under the Country Sky] Reference
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