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Easton's Bible Dictionary

The sockets of the lamps of the golden candlestick of the tabernacle are called bowls (Exodus 25:31, 33, 34; 37:17, 19, 20); the same word so rendered being elsewhere rendered "cup" (Genesis 44:2, 12, 16), and wine "pot" (Jeremiah 35:5). The reservoir for oil, from which pipes led to each lamp in Zechariah's vision of the candlestick, is called also by this name (Zechariah 4:2, 3); so also are the vessels used for libations (Exodus 25:29; 37:16).

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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOWL, noun [In Latin, vola is the hollow of the hand.]

1. A concave vessel to hold liquors, rather wide than deep, and thus distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.

2. The hollow part of any thing; as the bowl of a spoon.

3. A basin; a fountain.

BOWL, noun A ball of wood used for play on a level plat of ground.

BOWL, verb intransitive To play with bowls, or at bowling.

BOWL, verb transitive To roll as a bowl; also, to pelt with any thing rolled.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOWLDER, noun [from bowl.] A small stone of a roundish form, and of no determinate size, found on the sea shore and on the banks or in the channels of rivers, etc., worn smooth or rounded by the action of water; a pebble.

The term bowlder is now used in Geology for rounded masses of any rock, found out of place, and apparently transported from their original bed by water. Bowlders of Granite, often of great size, are very common on the surface of the most recent formations.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOWLDER-STONE. [See Bowlder.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOWLDER-WALL, noun A wall constructed of pebbles or bowlders of flint or other siliceous stones, which have been rounded by the action of water.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOWLER, noun One who plays at bowls.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOWLINE, noun A rope fastened near the middle of the leech or perpendicular edge of the square sails, by subordinate parts, called bridles, and used to keep the weather edge of the sail tight forward, when the ship is close hauled.bridles, are the ropes by which the bowline is fastened to the leech of the sail.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOWLING, participle present tense Playing at bowls.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOWLING-GREEN, noun [bowl and green.] A level piece of ground kept smooth for bowling.

1. In gardening, a parterre in a grove, laid with fine turf, with compartments of divers figures, with dwarf trees and other decorations. It may be used for bowling; but the French and Italians have such greens for ornament.