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When his soup was finished he set the bowl down and leaned back with a sigh.

His wife put the bowl down on a chair, and seated herself in another.

Walters drank his bowl down at a gulp, grunted and went on talking.

Jessie has put her bowl down on the table, and now comes to her side.

Taking out an empty pipe, he places it mechanically, bowl down, between his dips.

He sat the bowl down among the plantain leaves, and seizing the pole, plunged the old bucket deep into the well.

Sig watched him until he had finished and set the bowl down on the bench beside him.

One apple rolled from the bowl down along the floor and under the kitchen stove.

Marie-Anne drank but one mouthful, then, in evident disgust, set the bowl down.

Tenpins, ten′pinz, n. a game played in a bowling-alley, the aim being to bowl down ten pins set up at the far end.

WORD ORIGIN

game played with balls, mid-15c. (implied in bowlyn), from gerund of bowl "wooden ball" (early 15c.), from Old French bole (13c., Modern French boule) "ball," ultimately from Latin bulla "bubble, knob, round thing" (see bull (n.2)).

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