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Words related to bowling

a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them

(cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman

the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

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said I irritably, and was about to resume bowling, when I noticed that he was unhappy.
The first day I worked in the bowling alley, the barkeeper, according to custom, called us boys up to have a drink after we had been setting up pins for several hours.
The bowling and fielding are superb, and Johnson's batting worthy the occasion.
It was a sight to see the professionals bowling like demons for the hard cash, for whenever a stump was hit a pound was tossed to the bowler and another balanced in its stead, while one man took #3 with a ball that spreadeagled the wicket.
I felt like bowling this afternoon," he told me later in the hansom.
More hours he spent in bowling to me on the nearest green; and, if I was never a cricketer, at least I came nearer to being one, by the end of that week, than ever before or since.
Carriages went bowling by, mostly two-horse broughams, with here and there a victoria with the skin of some wild beast inside and a woman's face and hat emerging above the folded hood.
Here and there a flight of broad stone cellar-steps appears, and a painted lamp directs you to the Bowling Saloon, or Ten-Pin alley; Ten-Pins being a game of mingled chance and skill, invented when the legislature passed an act forbidding Nine-Pins.
At last the sound came,--that quick light bowling of the gig-wheels,--and in spite of the wind, which was blowing the clouds about, and was not likely to respect Mrs.
Then came the public-house, freshly painted in green and white, with tea-gardens and a bowling green, spurning its old neighbour with the horse-trough where the waggons stopped; then, fields; and then, some houses, one by one, of goodly size with lawns, some even with a lodge where dwelt a porter and his wife.
THQ recently published "Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling " for use with the PlayStation game console and home personal computer.
After throwing her first bowling ball at age 4, Lesia Moos recalls cavorting around her parents' bowling alley on Lancaster Boulevard and later occupying her Saturdays with league competition.
If a mention of bowling conjures up an image of a smoky room filled with paunchy guys in untucked shirts with team names sewn onto the backs, chances are you haven't bowled lately.
Honduras' vice president, Armida de Lopez Contreras, visited the bowling center Sunday to meet the bowlers and wish them luck in the competition.