Three balls

a pawnbroker's sign or shop.

See also: Ball

References in classic literature ?
A slight shock, the dull noise of three balls which penetrated the flesh, a last cry, a convulsion of agony, proved to D'Artagnan that the would-be assassin had saved his life.
The other kind differs only in having three balls united by the thongs to a common centre.
Two or three balls were flattened against the rock on which Biscarrat was leaning.
Let my lord at two o'clock ask leave to make up a game at tennis with La Ramee and let him send two or three balls over the ramparts.
Oceans beat Division Two leaders Blue Flames with just three balls to spare to close the gap at the top to one point.
INDIA took three wickets off the final three balls to pull off a miraculous victory over Bangladesh and stay alive in the World Cup.
Ambrose and Woakes added 53 to preserve a preserve a glimmer of hope but when both fell in three balls just before tea the home crowd, having basked in sunshine for four days at this lovely venue (good pitch, warm hospitality, beautiful backdrop - how can Sussex even think of not returning here next year?
Eaton CC reached the challenging target with three balls to spare.
And three balls later the skies opened up, and the players rushed inside the dressing room -- only to hear from the match officials after about 48 minutes that the fate of the match had been decided by the D/L Method.
au, not even veteran paceman McKay's three quality wickets, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root, in three balls could tip the balance at the hosts won game four by three wickets with just three balls to spare in Cardiff to keep the series alive going into the last game in Southampton.
Four wickets in nine balls for Jack Brooks were to no avail for Yorkshire as they also lost their opening Friends Life t20 match, by two wickets with three balls to spare against Derbyshire.
Facing the Detroit Tigers for the third time, Darvish found himself deep in a hole with the very first batter who chalked up three balls and no strikes.