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bowl (four times in S.; 1 rhymes with ‘owl’)
1. to play at bowls LLL. IV. i. 142 “challenge her to ”
2. to cause to roll Ham. II. ii. 526 [518].
3. to roll like a bowl, i.e. with a regular motion Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 340* “if it be not too rough for some that know little but bowling.”
4. “bowl'd,” pelted with rolling missiles Wiv. III. iv. 91.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, 4.4
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