bowl1 (def 8).
one of the balls, having little or no bias, used in playing ninepins or tenpins. one of the biased or weighted balls used in lawn bowling. bowls, (used with a singular verb) lawn bowling. a delivery of the ball in bowling or lawn bowling. (formerly) a rotating cylindrical part in a machine, as one to […]
These are happy circumstances; life is wonderful. This phrase is often used ironically, as in My husband is about to get laid off—life is just a bowl of cherries, right? Originating as the title of a song (1931) by Lew Brown (lyrics) and composer Ray Henderson, this term expressed the idea that everything was going […]
boulder. a detached and rounded or worn rock, especially a large one. Historical Examples ‘way Down In Lonesome Cove Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree) Capt’n Davy’s Honeymoon Hall Caine Mollie and the Unwiseman John Kendrick Bangs Two Arrows William O. Stoddard The Heritage of the Sioux B.M. Bower Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward […]
bouldering. pavement made with small boulders. noun rock climbing on large boulders or small outcrops either as practice or as a sport in its own right