balling up

   Adams: 1944. Defined by Watts as the "bunching up" of cattle. This could occur at narrow passages in the terrain, at the entrance to a corral or pen, and when attempting to drive the cattle across a river or other body of water. It was often necessary to break a large herd into smaller groups to avoid this overcrowding. This term may be a calque derived from the Spanish term bola [bóla] 'ball' meaning a large, disorderly crowd. According to the DM, the term bola refers to "a noisy get-together of disorderly people; a fight or tumult," and the phrase hacerse bola means "to lose order or formation, said of a troop or a gathering."

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

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  • Balling — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Erik Balling (1924–2005), dänischer Drehbuchautor und Regisseur Franz Anton von Balling (1800–1875), Badearzt und Unternehmer Friedrich Balling (1803–1859), böhmischer Chemiker und Manager in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Balling — may refer to the following: *Erik Balling *Robert Balling *Ulrik Balling *Michael Balling *Rich Balling *Balling scale for sugar dissolved in a liquid, named after Karl Balling, formerly used in winemaking; see under BrixSee also: Ballin,… …   Wikipedia

  • Balling — (Cotton) Coiling warp sections into balls. Making balls of a finished twine. Winding thread into balls on a special balling machine. BALLING (Wool) The winding of slivers or tops in the form of balls in order to facilitate their transference from …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Balling — Balling, 1) Franz Anton, geb. 1802 zu Brendlorenzen bei Neustadt a. d. S., erst Brunnenarzt in Ludwigsbad bei Wippfeld, dann Privatdocent in Würzburg, seit 1832 Professor der Chirurgie u. Director der Chirurgischen Klinik zu Landshut, seit 1837… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Balling — Balling, Karl Joseph Napoleon, Chemiker, geb. 21. April 1805 zu Gabrielshütte in Böhmen, gest. 17. März 1868 in Prag, war seit 1835 Professor und Bibliothekar an der polytechnischen Lehranstalt in Prag und förderte die landwirtschaftlichen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • balling — ● balling nom masculin Densimètre à flotteur, étalonné à 20 °C, donnant directement la teneur en sucre, en grammes pour cent, d une solution …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • balling — I. ˈbȯliŋ, ˈbäl , lēŋ adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Balling (scale) 1. : according to a Balling scale a sugar solution of 19° Balling 2. : calibrated in accordance with a Balling scale a Balling …   Useful english dictionary

  • Balling — Ball Ball, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Balled} (b[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Balling}.] To gather balls which cling to the feet, as of damp snow or clay; to gather into balls; as, the horse balls; the snow balls. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balling — This interesting surname of Danish origin is a patronymic from the old Norse personal name Balle, itself coming from bal meaning torture or pain . The surname dates back to the early 17th Century, (see below). Variations in the idiom of the… …   Surnames reference

  • balling — Walking quickly with no intention of stopping to chat. Look at him balling down the hall like he s got some place to go …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Balling — Herkunftsnamen zu dem Ortsnamen Ballingshausen (Unterfranken) oder assimilierte Form zu den Ortsnamen Ober /Unterbaldingen (Baden), Baldingen (Bayern, Aargau/Schweiz) …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

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