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bowl

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1. Chiefly US a bowl-shaped building or other structure, such as a football stadium or amphitheatre
2. a bowl-shaped depression of the land surface

bowl

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1. a wooden ball used in the game of bowls, having flattened sides, one side usually being flatter than the other in order to make it run on a curved course
2. a large heavy ball with holes for gripping with the fingers and thumb, used in tenpin bowling

bowl

An open-top diffusing glass or plastic enclosure used to shield a light source from direct view and to redirect or scatter the light.
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A considerable flight of steps landed them in the wilderness, which was a planted wood of about two acres, and though chiefly of larch and laurel, and beech cut down, and though laid out with too much regularity, was darkness and shade, and natural beauty, compared with the bowling-green and the terrace.
Look," he cried with enthusiasm, "at the Bowling-Green Fountain in New York
We three--the canon, the housemaid, and I--hurried through the garden walks and over the bowling-green in the park, shouting, listening for an answer, growing more uneasy every moment.