bowling alley


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bowling alley a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
    • n bowling alley a building that contains several alleys for bowling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Seven thousand years ago, the ancient Egyptians bowled on alleys similar to the ones in use today.
    • Bowling alley a covered place for playing at bowls or tenpins.
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  • Martin Mull
    Martin Mull
    “Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.”


In literature:

The northern part of the street between Great Peter and Great College Streets was formerly known as Bowling Alley.
"Westminster" by Sir Walter Besant
The bowling-alley at Sandringham was one of the best in England and the Prince was always fond of a game of bowls.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
The parson had a neat little bowling-alley, in a grove of pine, on a projecting spur of the hill.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Bowl-alley, character of, 76.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Let's go down to the bowling-alley and work up a sweat.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
In it are club rooms, a large auditorium, a gymnasium, locker rooms, and bowling alleys.
"Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati" by Warren C. Herrick
The water thrush (I saw only one individual) was by the lake-side, and within a rod or two of the bowling alley.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Standing round the bowling alley were a group of men watching the game with interest.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
Several doors north on the main street and on the opposite side, there was a bowling-alley.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
There was a strange fascination in the racket of the shores falling over, the dull clatter of a vast bowling-alley after a ten-strike.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes

In poetry:

What should we do if it fell upon a day,
Our sailors all at sea, our yeomen all away,
The foemen all streaming from carrack and galley,
And you playing bowls all in yonder green alley?
"Gilly" by Cicely Fox Smith
Take the old sword, Gilly, rusting on the wall,
And lead out the horse, too, that frets in the stall:
Go out to the moor where the yeomen do rally,
And let the bowls moulder in yonder green alley!
"Gilly" by Cicely Fox Smith
Where have you been, Gilly, where have you been?
Shooting at a mark with the lads upon the green?
Or out on the moor where the yeomen do rally?
"Oh I played at the bowls all in yonder green alley."
"Gilly" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police have arrested one of the suspects from a brazen bowling alley robbery earlier this week.
Former owner of bowling alley sentenced for corruption of boys.
Evolution of a bowling alley burger.
Twenty years ago, several people died in a bowling alley in Las Cruces.
Bowling alley on the Square.
Does anyone remember the bowling alley once located on the east side of the public square.
More lounge than lanes, Lucky Strike at the Denver Pavilions isn't exactly your father's bowling alley .
Watch Brum trying to knock down some pins at the bowling alley .
New owner reopens Lakeview bowling alley, devoted to community.
Bowling alley, movie theater labeled priorities.
Some vote at bowling alley, bar in ND.
Nearly 600 Special Olympics athletes from all over the state packed into the bowling alley.
B'nai B'rith heir apparent worked his way up from the bowling alley.
Gary Saltzman began his B'nai B'rith journey in the most humble and unremarkable of ways – on the bowling alley.
Nothing lasts forever, especially a bowling alley.