lake ball

lake ball

[′lāk ‚bȯl]
(ecology)
A spherical mass of tangled, waterlogged fibers and other filamentous material of living or dead vegetation, produced mechanically along a lake bottom by wave action, and usually impregnated with sand and fine-grained mineral fragments. Also known as burr ball; hair ball.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Salt Lake Tribune, quoting the Los Angeles Herald, reported on April 27 that team manager Oscar Vitt believed that "four regulars of the Salt Lake ball club stand an excellent chance of going to the Major Leagues at the end of this season" including Lazzeri, pitcher Harry O'Neill, and outfielders Les Sheehan and Frank O'Doul.
He kicked over a basket of 50p lake balls, stormed out of the shop, quit golf altogether a few weeks later and the last I heard of him he was working as a security guard at a warehouse.
The Incredibles DVD, pounds 14.84; Chart CDs, pounds 9.77 each; Bush WS6680SIL Widescreen 28" TV, pounds 158.97; DigiLogic DVD, pounds 24.97; Tesco filter coffee maker, pounds 7.42; Acer TravelMate 2304WLMi Laptop, pounds 598.00; Hikona TV/DVD 14" Combi, pounds 78.82; Tesco lion ball pit, pounds 14.87; Tesco 100 play balls, pounds 4.87; Tesco crazy kite, 87p; Tesco hoola hoops, pounds 1.29; Basket ball, pounds 2.97; 6 Golf Lake balls, pounds 2.42; Tesco 14.4 cordless hammer drill, pounds 24.97
Prices vary - a box of 50 Titleist Lake Balls costs pounds 30 - 60p per ball - whereas top of the range Maxfli Ae Balls, noted for their durability, softness and length are pounds 30 for a dozen.
Collinson, of Chorley, Lancs, made pounds 20,000 a year, on which he paid tax, by supplying his haul to firm UK Lake Balls. The firm then sold the balls on to companies such as Tesco and Esso.
His sentence provoked outrage among the golfers who see the practice of retrieving lake balls as a legitimate way of enabling them to buy cheaper, second-hand balls.