Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
They gave us our rice bowl and we don't want it broken.1993 On the need to avoid offending the government that permitted broadcasts by Shanghai's Radio Orient. In the New YorkTimes, 26 Apr.
I'm not swimming in the soup bowl. I'm not getting overcooked in that big stew pot.2004 On why he lives in France rather than in Los Angeles. Quoted in Scotland on Sunday, 2 May. English writer. He ran away from school in 1802, lived with a prostitute in London, became an opium addict at Oxford, lived for a time in the Lake District and moved to Edinburgh in1828.
The fellows were practising long shies and bowling lobs and slow twisters. In the soft grey silence he could hear the bump of the balls: and from here and from there through the quiet air the sound of the cricket bats: pick, pack, pock, puck: like drops of water in a fountain falling softly in the brimming bowl.James Augustine Aloysius Joyce
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.Ecclesiastes, XII. 6. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
Zimbabwe, once the breadbasket of Africa, is now its dust bowl.“The Genocide in Democratic South Africa,” WorldNetDaily.com, January 19, 2007;
The standard of simple eating is one bowl of rice and one side dish."Book I, p. 42 (Food governs your destiny)
A storm in a cream bowl.James Butler, First Duke of Ormond, to the Earl of Arlington, Dec. 28, 1678. Ormond MSS. Commission New Series, Volume IV, p. 292
Come landlord fill a flowing bowl until it does run over, Tonight we will all merry be tomorrow we'll get sober.John Fletcher, Bloody Brother, Act II, scene 2.
The Horeszkos denied me the girl! Had the nerve Me, me, Jacek, a bowl of black gruel to serve!Book Ten, Emigration – Jacek
Well quit acting like someone took a shit in your cereal bowl. Reed paid us 50 grand.Who: "Pistol" Pete Deeks
Poor food hard lodging cold weather fatigue nasty clothes nasty cookery.... There comes a bowl of beef soup, full of burnt leaves and dirt!Continental Army surgeon Albigence Waldo, writing in his diary on conditions of the army at Valley Forge (1777).
The Road to the Super bowl runs through Pittsburgh, sooner or later you've got to go to Pittsburgh.Bum Phillips former Houston Oilers head coach.(December 10, 1979) 
The singer-songwriter has always played music that was stylistically rooted in the '30s and the Great Depression and the Dust bowl. But the fact of the matter is that none of us remember the Depression firsthand.Steve Earle in: John Jurgensen What Makes Steve Earle Run, The wall Street Journal, 11 April 2013
"The power of this Eastern eleven lay in its ability to rip through and smear opposing plays. Its uncanny faculty in this department was pronounced especially so in a season where the attack was featured and the offensive often given no great attention. Any attack in the country, including that bewildering onslaught launched by Notre Dame, would have found great trouble in hammering out any extensive distance against Neale's machine. - Grantland Rice, describing the 1921 football team that went to the 1922 Rose bowlScarborough, David Knowles (1979). "Intercollegiate Athletics at Washington and Jefferson College: the Building of a Tradition". Ph.D Dissertation (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh).
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