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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOWLER

Bob Pillin, in the fixed chair of the consultor, nursed his bowler on his knee.

Ever since then Bowler has been the idol of the lower school.

He said very little would have tempted him to do it, Bowler.

“We ought to have three more fellows, at least,” said Bowler.

Never thought about that,” said Bowler; “what do you say, Gay?

In some matches, the bowler may give six balls where the parties are agreed.

It is the bowler hat of the East, and I dont know which I hate most—it or the bowler.

But then, Emily, what happens if the bowler gets out before the batter?

The top contains a sponge cup to moisten the fingers of the bowler.

A man in a bowler hat and a black overcoat stood on the edge of the twilight.

WORD ORIGIN

"hard round hat," 1861, said to be from a J. Bowler, 19c. London hat manufacturer. A John Bowler of Surrey, hat manufacturer, was active from the 1820s to the 1840s, and a William Bowler, hat-manufacturer, of Southwark Bridge Road, Surrey, sought a patent in 1854 for "improvements in hats and other coverings for the head." But perhaps the word is simply from bowl (n.); cf. Old English heafodbolla "brainpan, skull." The earliest usages are with a lower-case b-.

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