earthball


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Noun1.earthball - any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling trufflesearthball - any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles
genus Scleroderma, Scleroderma - genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles
Scleroderma aurantium, Scleroderma citrinum - an earthball fungus that is a dingy brownish yellow and a dark purplish interior; the peridium is covered with a pattern of small warts
Scleroderma flavidium, star earthball - an earthball with a smooth upper surface that is at first buried in sand; the top of the fruiting body opens up to form segments like the ray of an umbel
Scleroderma bovista, smooth earthball - an earthball with a peridium that is firm dry and smooth when young but developing cracks when mature; pale orange-yellow when young and reddish brown at maturity
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
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Camp activities include swimming, tennis, arts and crafts, archery, horseback riding, soccer, ultimate frisbee, banana boats, softball, bicycling, cricket, earthball, fishing, gardening, canoeing, and a ropes course.
This ending denies the closure of a tragic downfall, instead embracing cyclicality--past, future, and present--and sadness with joy, just as (according to Joyce) "Penelope" itself "turns like the huge earthball slowly surely and evenly round and round spinning" (To Budgen, 16 August 1921, Letters 170).
In Edinburgh, children and play leaders will join in with games, arts and crafts, bird-handling, giant bubble making and more, plus Edinburgh's biggest-ever earthball game.