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bowl

Definitions

  • THE DEVIL'S PUNCH-BOWL
    THE DEVIL'S PUNCH-BOWL
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bowl engage in the sport of bowling "My parents like to bowl on Friday nights"
    • v bowl hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
    • v bowl roll (a ball)
    • n bowl the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
    • n bowl a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
    • n bowl a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
    • n bowl a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco
    • n bowl a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling
    • n bowl a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
    • n bowl a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
    • n bowl the quantity contained in a bowl
    • n bowl a concave shape with an open top
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Devil's Punch Bowl, from Gibbet Hill The Devil's Punch Bowl, from Gibbet Hill
THE BOWLING ALLEY THE BOWLING ALLEY
Late 17th-century Italian maiolica bowls excavated at Jamestown Late 17th-century Italian maiolica bowls excavated at Jamestown
The witch holds a bowl of food for the boy The witch holds a bowl of food for the boy
A kitten watches as milk is poured from a jug into a bowl A kitten watches as milk is poured from a jug into a bowl
Forms of bowls Forms of bowls
Bird-shaped bowl: Arkansas--1/3 Bird-shaped bowl: Arkansas--1/3
Bird-shaped bowl: Arkansas.--1/3 Bird-shaped bowl: Arkansas.--1/3

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Bowl A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.
    • Bowl A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc. "Brought them food in bowls of basswood."
    • Bowl An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward. "Like an uninstructed bowler, . . . who thinks to attain the jack by delivering his bowl straightforward upon it."
    • Bowl Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
    • Bowl The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
    • Bowl The game of tenpins or bowling.
    • Bowl The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
    • Bowl To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.
    • Bowl To pelt or strike with anything rolled. "Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth,
      And bowled to death with turnips"
    • Bowl To play with bowls.
    • Bowl To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
    • Bowl To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.
    • Bowl To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball. "Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
      And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n bowl A low-standing concave vessel used for various domestic and other purposes, chiefly for holding liquids or liquid food. A bowl is properly somewhat hemispherical, larger than a cup and deeper and less flaring than a basin (although in Great Britain bowls for table use are commonly called basins), and without a cover; but bowls for some specific uses, as sugar-bowls, are widely varied in shape and provided with covers.
    • n bowl More specifically
    • n bowl A large drinking-cup; a goblet: in this sense now chiefly figurative, as an emblem of festivity or dissipation.
    • n bowl Anything having the general shape or use of a bowl, as a natural depression in the ground, the pound or central portion of a fishing-weir, the hollow or containing part of a vessel or utensil having a stem or a handle, etc.: as, the bowl of a chalice, a spoon, or a tobacco-pipe.
    • n bowl A ball; any sphere or globe.
    • n bowl A large solid ball of hard wood used in playing the game of bowls on a level plat of greensward called a bowling-green, or
    • n bowl the game of skittles or ninepins on a long, floored surface of wood called a bowling-alley. (See bowls.) In the former game the bowls are made with a bias, that is, oblate on one side and prolate on the other, and are of a size which admits of their being grasped more or less firmly between the thumb and the fingers. In the latter game the balls are sometimes much larger, and furnished with holes to facilitate grasping them, and are but slightly biased, if at all.
    • n bowl A turn at a game of bowls: as, it is his bowl next.
    • n bowl (pron. böl). A marble used by boys in play; in the plural, the game itself.
    • n bowl In a knitting-machine, the roller or antifriction wheel on which the carriage traverses.
    • n bowl One of the buoys or floats used by herring-fishers about Yarmouth, England, to support, the drift-net and keep its edge uppermost. These bowls are colored to mark the divisions of the fleet of nets.
    • bowl To play with bowls or at bowling: as, “challenge her to bowl,” Shak., L. L. L., iv.
    • bowl To roll a bowl, as in the game of bowls.
    • bowl To deliver the ball to be played by the batsman at cricket.
    • bowl To move horizontally, with a rapid and easy motion, like a ball: as, the carriage bowled along.
    • bowl To roll or trundle, as a bowl.
    • bowl To pelt with or as with bowls.
    • n bowl The main cylinder or drum of a calico-printing machine, against which are pressed the engraved copper rollers; a calender-roller.
    • n bowl An antifriction roller in the pedal-motion of the feeding-device of a cotton-scutcher or picking-machine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Bowl bōl a wooden ball used for rolling along the ground
    • v.t., v.i Bowl to play at bowls: to roll along like a bowl: to throw a ball, as in cricket
    • n Bowl bōl a basin for domestic use, esp. of earthenware or porcelain, nearly hemispherical in shape: a large punch-bowl, for brewing punch in: a round drinking-cup, rather wide than deep—hence 'the bowl,' 'the flowing bowl,' as synonyms for conviviality; the round hollow part of anything.
    • v.t Bowl and v.i. to play at bowls: to roll along like a bowl: to throw a ball, as in cricket
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Quotations

  • Edward Rowland Sill
    Edward Rowland Sill
    “At the punch-bowl's brink, let the thirsty think, what they say in Japan: first the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man!”
  • Martin Mull
    Martin Mull
    “Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Come, let's have one other gaudy night. Call to me. All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more. Let's mock the midnight bell.”
  • Omar Khayyam
    Omar%20Khayyam
    “And that inverted bowl we call The Sky, where under crawling coop't we live and die, lift not thy hands to It for help -- for it rolls impotently on as thou or I.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bolle, AS. bolla,; akin to Icel. bolli, Dan. bolle, G. bolle, and perh. to E. boil, a tumor. Cf. Boll

Usage

In literature:

Each is then given a bowl filled with corn meal or flour, and a spoon.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
By a low bowl piled with peaches and grapes, she put two magazines and a new book.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
A flat bowl or basin for containing liquors, formerly made of wood, but in later times of other substances.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It is usually grown in water in a bowl of suitable size.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Boil a scant half cup of rice in salted water half an hour, drain well, and measure out four heaping tablespoonfuls of it into a mixing bowl.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
There were twenty-seven little white bowls of milk on the wood-shed floor.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
At each place on the clean, bare table was a plate, a small yellow bowl, and a spoon.
"Clematis" by Bertha B. Cobb
It was now broad daylight, and consequently the bowl showed a distinct image.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Stumps was bowling from the British catapult, and very nearly gave Jack his quietus during the first over.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
The climax of her discomfort came with the pretty tinted fruit plates and finger-bowls.
"A Little Country Girl" by Susan Coolidge
Further, I believe that part of the secret was due to the fact that Stott bowled from a standing position.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
He borrowed a "lota" or brass water bowl of one of the servants.
"Indian Conjuring" by L. H. Branson
On three diorite bowls found in these graves (one inside the walls, the others outside) the name of Sneferu appeared.
"El Kab" by J.E. Quibell
I then readily owned my former acquaintance with him, and he turned to Captain Cochlyn and desired that a bowl of punch might be made.
"The True Story Book"
Maria and Mr. Bowles, waiting respectfully for her decision, followed her eyes.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
Paragot laid aside his pipe and looked wistfully into the past over his wine bowl.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
A black coffee stain on a fresh tablecloth may be removed like the berry stains, by the teakettle and bowl method.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Leave standing several hours, basting once or twice with the liquor in the bowl.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
On Phoenician silver bowl.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
The bowls are symmetrically shaped and graceful in outline.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
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In poetry:

It was a bowl of roses:
There in the light they lay,
Languishing, glorying, glowing
Their life away.
"A Bowl Of Roses" by William Ernest Henley
Three wise men of Gotham
Went to sea in a bowl;
If the bowl had been stronger
My story had been longer.
"The Passing Of The Sages" by Oscar Fay Adams
My TO-MORROW has no soul,
Dead as yesterdays;
God's—a brimming silver bowl
Of life that gleams and plays.
"To-Morrow" by George MacDonald
Three wise men of Gotham,
They went to sea in a bowl,
And if the bowl had been stronger,
My song had been longer.
"Three Wise Men of Gotham" by Anonymous British
Thus he spake, and lowly stooping
O'er the Calasiris hem,
Took the holy water, scooping
With a bowl of lucid gem;
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
The dog has cleaned his bowl
and his reward is a biscuit,
which I put in his mouth
like a priest offering the host.
"Biscuit" by Jane Kenyon

In news:

In fact, there are two games matching a pair of 6-6 teams—Rice vs Air Force in the Armed Services Bowl at Fort Worth (sorry, our men and women in uniform) and Pittsburgh vs Ole Miss in the BBVA Compass Bowl at Birmingham.
Okay, so we've got the Outback Bowl, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in line for Michigan college football teams.
It was the other marquee South Florida bowl game that ensured there would be a second straight surprise when the BCS bowl matchups were formally announced Sunday night.
Amy Kuykendall, a teacher at Tropic Isles school in North Fort Myers, left, looks for a bowl at Empty Bowls, a benefit for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.
Not only would the selected bowl be a wonderful, useful item in the home, but the purchase of an additional bowl would also make an excellent gift, officials said.
each of my students helped to create a bowl and then donate that bowl to the event.
USC didn't live up to its national-title expectations, losing four games, but will still head to a bowl in the first season after its two-year bowl ban was lifted.
Every year, Empty Bowls welcomes visitors to purchase a locally crafted bowl, then partake of soup and bread donated by area businesses.
Organizers are hoping to have 500 community members purchase the $12.50 tickets to eat soup and take home a ceramic bowl, which represents the empty bowl of someone in need of food.
Two of those teams went to BCS bowls — Oregon played for the national championship and Stanford played in the Orange Bowl — but it was not what the conference was.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau will post Sun Bowl-related videos and other Sun Bowl-related items on its Visit El Paso Facebook page, a CVB spokeswoman reported.
As of Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 09:25 a.m. A bowling fundraiser will be held Nov 11 at New Glass Bowl Lanes, 5133 Telegraph Rd.
Amy Kuykendall, a teacher at Tropic Isles school in North Fort Myers, left, looks for a bowl at Empty Bowls, a benefit for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.
Two Irvine Charger teams bring home Super Bowl titles chargers, yards, down, defense, yard, bruins, bowl, game, super, score.
Irvine Charger teams try to bring home Super Bowl titles chargers, irvine, super, team, bowl, game, saturday, charger, first, defense.
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In science:

C0 lies above (below resp.) F0, and (b) every maximum (minimum resp.) of L in C0 (if one exists) lies above (below resp.) F0, and it is lower (higher resp.) than the flat face down (up resp.) bowl like 2-spheres in ∂C0 .
A search method for thin positions of links
Ci \ Si lies above (below resp.) Fi, and (b) every maximum (minimum resp.) of L in Ci (if one exists) lies above (below resp.) Fi, and it is lower (higher resp.) than the flat face down (up resp.) bowl like 2-spheres in ∂Ci \ Si .
A search method for thin positions of links
We first describe a procedure for deforming a position of a link which admits a union of mutually disjoint bowl like 2-spheres giving a tangle decomposition with certain nice properties.
A search method for thin positions of links
Case 1.1A No flat face up bowl like 2-sphere direcly inside of Sl is contained in the inside of D .
A search method for thin positions of links
In this case the inside of D contains a collection of flat face down bowl like 2-spheres and monotonic arcs connecting Sk and the flat face down bowl like 2-spheres.
A search method for thin positions of links
Then we pull down these interior bowl like 2-spheres into the interior of Ck, to obtain a new position of L and a new system of bowl like 2-spheres.
A search method for thin positions of links
Case 1.1B There exists a flat face up bowl like 2-sphere component of ∂Cl in the inside of D .
A search method for thin positions of links
Now use a part of the cylinder together with a subdisk of a level 2-sphere and the subdisk of the flat face of Sk, to form a new flat face down bowl like 2-sphere.
A search method for thin positions of links
L in Cl, and higher than flat face up bowl like 2-spheres in (outside of D) ∩ (∂Cl \ Sl ) .
A search method for thin positions of links
Then we obtain a new position of L and we take this flat face down bowl like 2-sphere together with the image of S under the above isotopy as a new system of bowl like 2-spheres, see Figure 3.2.
A search method for thin positions of links
Case 1.2A No flat face up bowl like 2-sphere in ∂Cl is in the inside of D .
A search method for thin positions of links
In both cases, we apply the argument of Case 1.1B to obtain a new position of L and a system of bowl like 2-spheres.
A search method for thin positions of links
Case 2.1A No critical point of L in Ck is contained in the inside of D, and no flat face down bowl like 2-sphere in ∂Ck is in the inside of D, see Figure 3.5.1.
A search method for thin positions of links
Case 2.2B All critical points of L in Ck are contained in the inside of D, and there exists a flat face down bowl like 2-sphere in ∂Ck in the inside of D, see Figure 3.5.4.
A search method for thin positions of links
We say that Li, i (cid:54)= 0, is in bridge position if there exists some thick 2–disk Di ⊂ Ci for Li such that all maxima (minima) of Li are above (below) Di, and every flat face down (up) bowl like 2–sphere Sj contained in the “inner boundary” of Ci (where Ci meets Sj for j (cid:54)= i ) is above (below) Di .
Thin position for knots and 3-manifolds: a unified approach
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