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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ballcockball‧cock /ˈbɔːlkɒk $ ˈbɒːlkɑːk/ noun [countable]  TDHa hollow floating ball on a stick that opens and closes a hole to allow water to flow into a container, for example in a toilet
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ballcockAutomatic top-up with a ballcock will allow all water in a new pool to pass first through the Eradicator.It had Hayley Syndrome-a missing ballcock.Meanwhile, I had to go up into the roof and push down the ballcock when things went wrong.
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