Three balls

a pawnbroker's sign or shop.

See also: Ball

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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."
In turn, Pakistan lost both their wickets in the first three balls with one run on the board.
"Of course, it's a pity that we made a mistake at the very end of the exercise with three balls and two ropes."
However, three sixes off three balls from young Asif Ali took Islamabad United over the line with more than three overs to spare.
However, three sixes off three balls from young Asif Ali took JP Duminy's men over the line with more than three overs to spare.
The illustrations of Yara Kono are distinctively memorable throughout in "Three Balls of Wool"--and very highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.
Oceans beat Division Two leaders Blue Flames with just three balls to spare to close the gap at the top to one point.
The barrel-chested Joe Leach took wickets in three consecutive overs, signing off with three for 33, but a straight six by Bresnan three balls from the end of his spell opened the floodgates.
INDIA took three wickets off the final three balls to pull off a miraculous victory over Bangladesh and stay alive in the World Cup.