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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.
"Dash it all!" 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.
"I felt like bowling this afternoon," he told me later in the hansom.
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.
Do as thou find'st Permission from above; thou canst not more." He added not; and Satan, bowling low His gray dissimulation, disappeared, Into thin air diffused: for now began Night with her sullen wing to double-shade The desert; fowls in their clay nests were couched; And now wild beasts came forth the woods to roam.
While she's expecting me at the inn I shall be bowling along to London.
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.