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Three golden balls


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Three golden balls a pawnbroker's sign or shop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Three golden balls the sign of a pawnbroker
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. bal, Scand. böllr; cog. with Old High Ger. ballo, pallo.


In literature:

If he were in America his sign would be that of the three golden balls.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
My brother suggested they might have some connection with the three golden balls hanging outside the pawnbrokers' shops.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
The Prince had three golden balls, one of which he offered to each Princess.
"The Tapestry Room" by Mrs. Molesworth
And then right next to the old herb shop was a pawn shop with three tarnished golden balls above the door.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
But when I would stop under the three golden balls, I seemed to see a sneer on every passer's lips.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
I went to a jeweller and told him to make me three golden balls, each of two ounces in weight.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
They used as their emblem three golden balls, derived from the lower part of the arms of the Dukes of Medici.
"Nooks and Corners of Old London" by Charles Hemstreet