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 for cup and ball
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cup \Cup\ (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa
     tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky`ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow,
     OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. Coop, Cupola, Cowl a water vessel,
     and Cob, Coif, Cop.]
     1. A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin
        cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern
        times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a
        handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and
        the like.
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     2. The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.
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              Give me a cup of sack, boy.           --Shak.
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     3. pl. Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in
        intoxicating drinks; revelry.
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              Thence from cups to civil broils.     --Milton.
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     4. That which is to be received or indured; that which is
        allotted to one; a portion.
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              O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass
              from me.                              --Matt. xxvi.
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     5. Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of
        a flower.
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              The cowslip's golden cup no more I see. --Shenstone.
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     6. (Med.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used
        to produce the vacuum in cupping.
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     Cup and ball, a familiar toy of children, having a cup on
        the top of a piece of wood to which, a ball is attached by
        a cord; the ball, being thrown up, is to be caught in the
        cup; bilboquet. --Milman.
     Cup and can, familiar companions.
     Dry cup, Wet cup (Med.), a cup used for dry or wet
        cupping. See under Cupping.
     To be in one's cups, to be drunk.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bilboquet \Bil"bo*quet\, n. [F.]
     The toy called cup and ball.
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