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punch bowl

noun
1.
a large bowl from which punch, lemonade, etc., is served, usually with a ladle.
Origin of punch bowl
1685-1695
1685-95
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  • Instead of going directly to the punch bowl, you should turn your steps toward the "stag line."

    Perfect Behavior Donald Ogden Stewart
  • These were the tools with which the stream had carved the Devil's punch bowl.

    The Hunters of the Ozark Edward S. Ellis
  • I had walked to Hindhead, and from the edge of the punch bowl had seen the night end and the day begin.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • Who are you, that dares to come without a guide to the Devil's punch bowl?

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • Also a man of my years does not spend a night at the Devil's punch bowl without knowing something about it afterwards.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • The punch bowl illustrated has a portrait of the Young Pretender.

    Chats on Old Earthenware Arthur Hayden
  • On another occasion Jamie had staid at the punch bowl till he was rather top-heavy, and fell into the fire and burnt himself.

  • He watched them so intently that he failed to see Margaret return to the punch bowl.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase

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