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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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At the very outset, however, he seemed to master the bowling, and soon fetched about ten runs in a classic manner.
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.
I felt like bowling this afternoon," he told me later in the hansom.
And, if the Man Higher Up is ever found, take my assurance for it, he will be a large, pale man with blue wristlets showing under his cuffs, and he will be sitting to have his shoes polisbed within sound of a bowling alley, and there will be somewhere about him turquoises.
Here we are in my study, with the door closed, secure against interruption, a bright fire in the grate, a bowling and ever-increasing wind outside.
The stone caught the hyaenodon full upon the end of the nose, and sent him bowling over upon his back.
Not seeing the cause, their fear-ridden minds were free to attribute the ghastly work to supernatural causes, and with the thought they turned, screaming, from the hut, bowling over those who stood directly behind them in the exuberance of their terror.
He (the Count), however, could not conscientiously refuse to admit the ingenuity, magnificence, and superiority of the Fountain at the Bowling Green, as described by the Doctor.
How well they are bowling, though," said Arthur; "they don't mean to be beat, I can see.
But there is such a thing as bowling a man out once too often; especially when the name of that man happens to be Wragge.