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 for Bowling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowl \Bowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
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              Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
              And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven.
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     2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we
        were bowled rapidly along the road.
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     3. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
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              Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth,
              And bowled to death with turnips?     --Shak.
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     To bowl (a player) out, in cricket, to put out a striker
        by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowling \Bowl"ing\, n.
     The act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the
     ball at cricket; the game of bowls or of tenpins.
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     Bowling alley, a covered place for playing at bowls or
     Bowling green, a level piece of greensward or smooth ground
        for bowling, as the small park in lower Broadway, New
        York, where the Dutch of New Amsterdam played this game.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of
           objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
      2: (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
      3: the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc

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