People were eating bowls of soup.
She was stacking bowls on the table for ice cream and cake when lights turned into the drive.
I've already had three bowls of stew!
Jessi walked into the kitchen and set the cat's bowls on the floor along with the cat.
BOWLS, the oldest British outdoor pastime, next to archery, still in vogue.
The word "bowls" occurs for the first time in the statute of 1511 in which Henry VIII.
Such as dishes or deep bowls, head-rests and stools.
She pulled a couple of bowls out of the refrigerator.
Pillows passed as chairs, and bowls as cups.
By a further act of 1541 - which was not repealed until 1845 - artificers, labourers, apprentices, servants and the like were forbidden to play bowls at any time save Christmas, and then only in their master's house and presence.
It was further enjoined that any one playing bowls outside of his own garden or orchard was liable to a penalty of 6s.
Biased bowls were introduced in the 16th century.
Sc. 4) causes the queen to remonstrate, in reply to her lady's suggestion of a game at bowls to relieve her ennui, "'Twill make me think the world is full of rubs, and that my fortune runs against the bias."
It is pleasant to think that there is foundation for the familiar story of Sir Francis Drake playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe as the Armada was beating up Channel, and finishing his game before tackling the Spaniards.
If the Puritans regarded bowls with no friendly eye, as Lord Macaulay asserts, one can hardly wonder at it.
It had been known in Scotland since the close of the 16th century (the Glasgow kirk session fulminated an edict against Sunday bowls in 1595), but greens were few and far between.
The game is obviously bowls, the sole difference being that an upright peg, about 4 in.
Perhaps the most interesting proof that bowls is a true Volksspiel is to be found in the fact that it has become municipalized.
In Scotland the public greens are selfsupporting, from a charge, which includes the use of bowls, of one penny an hour for each player; in London the upkeep of the greens falls on the rates, but players must provide their own bowls.
Every player uses four lignum vitae bowls in single-handed games and (as a rule) in friendly games, but only two in matches.
The jack or kitty, as the white earthenware ball to which the bowler bowls is called, is round and 21 to 21 in.
In theory the game of bowls is very simple, the aim of the player being to roll his bowl so as to cause it to rest nearer to the jack than his opponent's, or to protect a well-placed bowl, or to dislodge a better bowl than his own.
There is no excuse for short play on his part, and his bowls would be better off the green than obstructing the path of subsequent bowls.
The third player, who does any measuring that may be necessary to determine which bowl or bowls may be nearest the jack, holds almost as responsible a position as the captain, whose place, in fact, he takes whenever the skip is temporarily absent.
Before he leaves the jack to play, he must observe the situation of the bowls of both sides.
Its main object is to perfect the proficiency of players in certain departments of bowls proper.
I), the object is to draw as near as possible to the jack, the player's bowl passing outside of two other bowls placed 5 ft.
3), two bowls are laid on the turf 3 ft.
A semicircle is then drawn behind the bowls with a radius of 9 ft.
A bowl passing between the jack and either of the stationary bowls, and passing over the back line; or touching the jack, yet not trailing it past the first line, but itself crossing the back line; B I) 'B B ' S Feet---?
In no case must the stationary bowls be touched, or the semicircle crossed by the trailed jack or played bowls.
The furniture consists of earthen bowls, drinking-cups, wooden neck-rests, spoons, &c., artistically carved, mats, plaited baskets and boxes.
Turners use it for light bowls, &c. T.
Its wood is valued in turnery for cups, bowls and pattern blocks.
Among a great series of engraved silver bowls,' found mostly in Cyprus, but also as far off as Nineveh, Olympia, Caere and Praeneste, some examples show almost unmixed imitation of Egyptian scenes and devices; in others, Assyrian types are introduced among the Egyptian in senseless confusion; in others, both traditions are merged in a mixed art, which betrays a return to naturalism and a new sense of style, like that of the Idaean bronzes in Crete.° From its intermediate position between the art of Phoenicia and its western colonies (so far as this is known) and the earliest Hellenic art in the Aegean, this style has been called Graeco-Phoenician.
They consist chiefly in the manufacture of sea-salt, of varied and admirable paper, thin and poor silk, horse-hair crinoline for hats, fine split bamboo blinds, hats and mats, coarse pottery, hemp cloth for mourners, brass bowls and grass-cloth.
Some considerable number of tin drinkingcups and bowls of the Celtic period have been found in Cornwall in the neighbourhood of the celebrated tin and copper mines, which have been worked from a very early period.
They consist of drinking vessels, bowls, vases, ladles and other objects of silver, parcel-gilt, and exquisitely decorated with figures in relief, both cast and repousse.
In the early dynasties the hard stones were still worked, md the 1st dynasty was the most splendid age for vases, bowls, md dishes of the finest stones.
The pyramid times show the great jars reduced to short rough pots, while a variety of forms of bowls are the most usual types (P.R.T..
At the Constantine age a new style begins, of hard pink ware, neatly made, and often with start-patterns made by a vibrating tool while the vessel rotated: this was mainly used for bowls and cups (P.E.).
In more modern times there has been the same excavation of shallow pits, and sluicing, sifting and sorting, by hand labour, the only machinery used being chain pumps made of earthen bowls to remove the water from the deeper pits.