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- noun A Russian
ladleor drinking bowl
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In the _bratini_ and _kovsh_ the bulging form of ornament, the coving up of the bottoms of the bowls, and the use of twisted lobes are very common.
There are especially the cups called _bratini_ (loving cups, from _brat_, a brother), the bowls or ladles termed _kovsh_, and the small cups with one flat handle for strong liquors.
Zinzi, which realized $5175 and $2587.50 respectively, a Russian kovsh inset with an amethyst and a Peter II Rouble ($3162.50), and a pair of asparagus tongs by Tiffany and Co.
_kovsh_, or short-handled ladle, which lies beside it, crosses himself, and drops a small offering on the dish piled with copper coins near by, making change for himself if he has not the exact sum which he wishes to give.