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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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