A bowl is a common open-top container used in many cultures to serve food, and is also used for drinking and storing other items. They are typically small and shallow, although some, such as punch bowls and salad bowls, are larger and often intended to serve many people.

Bowls have existed for thousands of years. Very early bowls have been found in China, Ancient Greece, Crete and in certain Native American cultures. Modern bowls can be made of ceramic, metal, wood, plastic, and other materials. Their appearance can range from very simple designs of a single color to sophisticated artwork.

The bowl has also been used as a recepticle for the apple dunking game played traditionally in Britain on Halloween. It is a game unique to the British Isles and symbolises the traditional dunking of witches that was common for many centuries as communities tried to find out who was a witch by dunking or drowning them in the local river. It is said to originate in Queenstown Road, Battersea although its ultimate origins may come from Highgate, London or the East of the City.

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Famous quotes containing the word bowl:

    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
    Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit
    shall return unto God who gave it.
    Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher, all is vanity.
    Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes (l. XII, 6–7)

    The bowl will ensnare and enchant
    men who crouch by the hearth
    till they want
    but the riot of stars in the night;
    those who dwell far inland
    will seek ships.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    One bowl is quiet; two bowls will clang together.
    Chinese proverb.