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bowl

(bōl) a rounded, more or less hemispherical open container.
mastoid bowl , mastoidectomy bowl the hollow bony defect in the temporal bone created by open mastoidectomy.
References in classic literature ?
Can you imagine a milking stool tilted and bowled violently along the ground?
He had slept only a few moments when a brown carriage, drawn by a handsome pair of horses, bowled easily along, and was brought to a standstill nearly in front of David's resting-place.
A carriage was drawn up outside Windy Corner, and just as he caught sight of the house it started, bowled up the drive, and stopped abruptly when it reached the main road.
The old gentleman is merely shaken and has his internal feathers beaten up, the cushion is restored to its usual place beside him, and the old lady, perhaps with her cap adjusted and perhaps not, is planted in her chair again, ready to be bowled down like a ninepin.
The hand that bowled the most puzzling ball in England (once it found its length) descended on my shoulder with surprising promptitude.
I came up here to forget it; instead of that I drink too much and tell you all about it; and the two things together have bowled me over.