Spent ball
Spent Spent (sp[e^]nt), a. 1. Exhausted; worn out; having lost energy or motive force. [1913 Webster]

Now thou seest me Spent, overpowered, despairing of success. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Heaps of spent arrows fall and strew the ground. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Exhausted of spawn or sperm; -- said especially of fishes. [1913 Webster]

{Spent ball}, a ball shot from a firearm, which reaches an object without having sufficient force to penetrate it. [1913 Webster]


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