Vocabulary Quiz Bowl Flashcards

Bowling ball
Terms Definitions
rendition
surrender.
humongous
extraordinarily large.
last whig president
Fillmore
massive
large and heavy-looking:
wrote The Blithedale Romance
Hawthorne
clearance
the act of clearing.
nicknamed "the pathfinder"
John C. Fremont
first republican canidate for president
fremont
vicarious
performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another:
detriment
loss, damage, disadvantage, or injury.
nicknamed Old Rough and Ready
Zachary taylor
religious group headed by Brigham Young
mormons
Sleeper
A pin hidden behind another pin.
ferret
a domesticated, usually red-eyed, and albinic variety of the polecat, used in Europe for driving rabbits and rats from their burrows.
triumphant
having achieved victory or success; victorious; successful.
awol
away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.
parallel
extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging:
TEN-PIN
Ten-Pin bowling refers to "Big Balls" of 7-16 pounds each
becomes the first female physician
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
industrial utopia in Oneida, NY founded by...
John Noyes
Washout
the 1-2-4-10 leave for a right-hander, the 1-3-6-7 leave for the left-hander. Also called a "clothes line."
Lead-off
The first bowler in a team line-up.
subject
to bring under domination, control, or influence usually fol. by to.
discretion
the quality of being discreet, esp. with reference to one's own actions or speech; prudence or decorum:
exhaled
to emit breath or vapor; breathe out.
disintegrated
to separate into parts or lose intactness or solidness; break up; deteriorate:
BACKSWING
BACKSWING refers to the path of the arm behind the body before players release the ball.
APPROACH
The APPROACH is the area that players walk on as they "approach" the foul line of the lane.
ends with the boundary decided between Maine and New Brunswick
Aroostook War
Blind
Score given a team for an absent member.
bowl
a rather deep, round dish or basin, used chiefly for holding liquids, food, etc.
tickled
to touch or stroke lightly with the fingers, a feather, etc., so as to excite a tingling or itching sensation in; titillate.
moron
a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment.
double back
twice as large, heavy, strong, etc.; twofold in size, amount, number, extent, etc.:
TRACK
TRACK refers to the path of the pins that is created when many balls are rolled in the same area.
make the first photographs in the US
Morse and Draper
Spot Bowling
Using the range finders or darts as the point of aim.
Strike Out
To get three strikes in the tenth frame.
streamed
a body of water flowing in a channel or watercourse, as a river, rivulet, or brook.
pleated
a fold of definite, even width made by doubling cloth or the like upon itself and pressing or stitching it in place.
conspiracy
an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.
fight in the first battle of the ironclads
monitor and merrimac
Nose Hit
A ball that hits the head pin straight on.
FRAME
A FRAME is 1/10 of a whole game. Each square on the score sheet is one FRAME.
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