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Ball

A slang term in Hong Kong for $1 million. The term is most common in Hong Kong securities exchanges and other trading platforms. See also: Hong Kong dollar.
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High capacity ballcocks are also available that will allow the desired flow rate.
They can be rational - such as a fear of flying - or utterly oddball terrors of buttons, bagpipes and toilet ballcocks.
To the neutral viewer this documentary may have been a little too self-indulgent - a bit like watching plumbers talking about the best quality ballcocks.
There is the story of Nicola Gillison, an Oxford graduate and aspiring dealer on the London Stock Exchange who packed in her job, donned a pair of dungarees, and went back to school to learn the secrets of ballcocks.
The type to go for is the wiry bloke in his fifties with the pencil stub behind his ear and a steely look in his eyes that tells you he's fought a thousand ballcocks hand to hand and won.
And the "old timers" who, faced with over-the-top Health and Safety requirements and increased regulation - especially in the gas fitting industry where exams have to be passed and ID cards obtained at your personal cost - are deciding enough is enough and are prematurely hanging up their trowels and ballcocks.
Soon, both women are ecoenthusiasts, tying bricks to ballcocks, running cars on chip fat and even emailing Al Gore to update him on the state of the local bottle bank.
The plumber was soon tinkling the finale on the bathroom ballcocks with the dexterity of a percussionist in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and you may not be surprised to learn that he was finished in both bathrooms while I only managed to spring cold water from the radiator with no hiss at all of an escaping airlock.