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bowl over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bowl over overcome with amazement "This boggles the mind!"
    • v bowl over cause to overturn from an upright or normal position "The cat knocked over the flower vase","the clumsy customer turned over the vase","he tumped over his beer"
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Usage

In literature:

The invalid took a sip from the bowl and rubbed the remainder over his body.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
Scissors Dempsey promptly bowled over among the ashes, surprised, if not seriously hurt.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
When old Billy Bumps had released his pigship, the latter had bowled the cobbler over.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
And then Bloomfield said he'd bowl me an over.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
I thought you were too healthy to be bowled over so soon, but a London life doesn't fit one for exposure.
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Over and over, and over, and o-ho-ver, So drink up yer licker and turn the bowl o-ho-ver.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
It was a fresh over, a change had been made in the bowling, and the first ball was delivered and stopped.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
If he's going, to be bowled over he might as well find it out.
"Play the Game!" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
He would have been one of the last men I should have expected to be bowled over.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
You bowled over Brenton; now he appears to be bowling over his wife.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
He was so much bigger than she that he could bowl her over easily.
"The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot" by Arthur Scott Bailey
With his finger he turned over the dental plate in the bowl, and frowned again at its incomprehensible presence.
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
The canoe was bowled over like a tenpin, and Ned went head first into the yellow flood.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
He went over to Bowles' office, and arranged with the old man to buy for him 230 shares at 52.
"Halsey & Co." by H. K. Shackleford
At least, it doesn't seem so bad, for you don't know just which ones you hit and which ones some one else bowled over.
"The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service" by James R. Driscoll
But, happening to fly over the bowl of curds and whey, she saw that he was lying struggling, in the very middle of it!
"More Tales in the Land of Nursery Rhyme" by Ada M. Marzials
He passed his hand lazily over the bowl and took the pipe indolently from his lips, and addressed himself to the caiquejee.
"An Old Meerschaum" by David Christie Murray
Meanwhile, you go and change; and when you come back we'll forget this nonsense over a bowl of punch.
"VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea" by David Christie Murray
And dinner being over, they drove away under a noble moon to the railway-station, and bowled back to Paris.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
And he is going slap at it, as if he is going to bowl it over.
"Picked up at Sea" by J.C. Hutcheson
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In poetry:

I saw the brimmed bowl in her grasp
Thrilling with godhood; like a lover
I sprang the proffered life to clasp;--
The beaker fell; the luck was over.
"Hebe" by James Russell Lowell
"It is this, it is this that oppresses my soul,
When I think of my uncle's last words:
And my heart is like nothing so much as a bowl
Brimming over with quivering curds!
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"It is this, it is this that oppresses my soul,
When I think of my uncle's last words:
And my heart is like nothing so much as a bowl
Brimming over with quivering curds!
"Fit The Third - The Baker's Tale" by Lewis Carroll
Just over the street lives the man who is known
To be honest and kind, when he lets drink alone;
But whenever he quaffs from the full, flowing bowl,
He is more like a beast than a man with a soul.
"The Same Old Strain" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Your eyes and the valley are memories.
Your eyes fire and the valley a bowl.
It was here a moonrise crept over the timberline.
It was here we turned the coffee cups upside down.
And your eyes and the moon swept the valley.
"Valley Song" by Carl Sandburg
AM I the river your white birds fly over?
Are you the green valley my silver channels roam?
The two of us a bowl of blue sky day time and a bowl of red stars night time?
Who picked you
out of the first great whirl of nothings
and threw you here?
"They Ask Each Other Where They Came From" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

There's over 500 gourmet gift bowls to choose from or you can custom made your own.
Customers can choose over 1,000 food items from all around the world to go in the bowl, and the bowls are oven safe.
In a large bowl mix all glaze ingredients and then spoon over finished fillet.
Erskine Bowles says it would be "disastrous" to go over the fiscal cliff.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fans can bid on pieces of Super Bowl XLVI when shower curtains, handbags, wallets and other items fashioned from signs and banners that hung over Indianapolis during the game go on sale Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS — Fans can bid on pieces of Super Bowl XLVI when shower curtains, handbags, wallets and other items fashioned from signs and banners that hung over Indianapolis during the game go on sale Wednesday.
For Trey Hobson, the most interesting play of the Missouri football team's 41-24 Independence Bowl victory over North Carolina happened in slow motion.
Over the past several weeks, someone has spray-painted graffiti on a number of buildings in the downtown, Russellville Road, and west side areas of Bowling Green.
When it comes down to it, there are very few foods I'd pick over a creamy bowl of guacamole and crispy tortilla chips.
I met the some of the most respected bowl diggers over there, and even got to dig myself some.
The world premiere of Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" musical has bowled over critics in Germany.
Karras and the Hawkeyes posted a 16-2-1 record in two seasons, concluding the 1956 season with a 35-19 win over Oregon State in the Rose Bowl and a 9-1 overall record.
Butler erased an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's game at the Butler Bowl and went on to post a 39-35 Pioneer Football League victory over Morehead State.
A friend of mine loves them, and she's never happier than when plunging pitas into a bowl of smoky baba ghanoush or spooning some garlicky tzatziki over a side of oiled rice.
Two time WPDE All-Zoner has both TD catches for the Michigan Wolverines in a 23-20 overtime win in the Sugar Bowl over Virginia Tech.
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In science:

Zaheer operates usually in the manic periods of power plays and slog overs while Harbha jan bowls mainly in the middle overs.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
While he proceeds to the customary notice, that ”al l the demonstrations here are done under control led conditions and you should not try to repeat them at home”, I dream of a zoom over a first bowl with some of the bank notes, and the teacher starting the lecture.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
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