finger bowl


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finger bowl

n.
A small bowl that holds water for rinsing the fingers at the table.

finger bowl

n
1. a small bowl filled with water for rinsing the fingers at the table after a meal

fin′ger bowl`


n.
a small bowl to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finger bowl - small bowl for rinsing the fingers at tablefinger bowl - small bowl for rinsing the fingers at table
bowl - a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods
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I haven't a single finger bowl, but this is a setout that will last me all my days, Hannah says.
I had a young friend who set up housekeeping with six sheets, but she had finger bowls for company and that satisfied her," said Mrs.
But the mussels starter was tricky to eat without a plate to put the shells on - or a finger bowl or wipes.
It is also very helpful to serve the ribs with napkins and a finger bowl of warm water with lemon slices.
But no request bothers the staff; ' a finger bowl, please; more lemons, more napkins'.
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When I asked for a finger bowl to de-clag my digits from our starters, the waitress looked confused.
Messy as they were, the finger bowl of lemon water protected his suit from sticky stains, and there were still several left when he collapsed back onto the seat, temporarily defeated.
Palate cleansers, pn shots and cute tablet napkins that spring up once you add hot water, instead of the mandatory finger bowl, all add fun, drama and hygiene to the meal.
Prince Philip was entertaining and the gentleman sitting next to him thought the finger bowl was the water glass and started drinking from it.
We inadvertently mistook the floral display for salad and I drank the finger bowl.