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  • n. Alternative spelling of bowling green.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A level piece of greensward kept smooth for bowling.


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  • And so every body to the Parke, and by and by the chappell done, and the King and Duke into the bowling-green, and upon the leads [the roof], whither I went, and there the guns were plain to be heard.

    War and sex

  • Mr and Mrs Mehra's home, DehradunSet in a quiet residential area, the house has a bowling-green lawn, geraniums spilling out of window boxes and views of the Shivalik hills - this city in the Doon Valley is the capital of Uttarakhand and makes a handy stopover en route from Delhi to the Himalayan National Park.

    Ten top homestays in India

  • We three — the canon, the housemaid, and I — hurried through the garden walks and over the bowling-green in the park, shouting, listening for an answer, growing more uneasy every moment.

    The Message

  • So she walked on with her fair prisoner, commanding Cary to escort them in, and the Spaniard to go to the bowling-green.

    Westward Ho!

  • “So do I,” answered Cary, bluntly enough, and the four walked back to the house, Lady Grenville taking everything for granted with the most charming good humor, and chatting to her three silent companions till they gained the terrace once more, and found four or five of the gentlemen, with Sir Richard at their head, proceeding to the bowling-green.

    Westward Ho!

  • But if, again, he had been a student of men rather than of machinery, he would have found few nobler companies on whom to exercise his discernment, than he might have seen in the little terrace bowling-green behind the Pelican Inn, on the afternoon of the nineteenth of July.

    Westward Ho!

  • The outline of the old bowling-green is also distinctly to be seen.

    A Changed Man

  • It had a broad mossy bowling-green, and round about it were creeper-covered arbors amidst beds of snap-dragon, and hollyhock, and blue delphinium, and many such tall familiar summer flowers.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • So instead of entering the house she went through the garden-door to the old bowling-green, and sat down in the arbour that Louis had occupied when he overheard the interview between Swithin and the

    Two on a Tower

  • Thence he threaded his course into the precincts of the damp and venerable Close, level as a bowling-green, and beloved of rooks, who from their elm perches on high threatened any unwary gazer with the mishap of Tobit.

    Two on a Tower


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