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]
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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." And Meg looked quite contented, as well she might.
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.
"Yes," put in Miss F., "and use finger bowls every day."
It's the only soup I've ever had to eat with a knife and fork (a finger bowl wouldn't go amiss).
This Serve with a finger bowl of warm water and a lemon slice.
(A finger bowl may be a good idea.) Both of our mains come with local potatoes (pureed) and fresh seasonal vegetables.
They were served with warm bread and I was given a finger bowl - but in truth there is no easy way to eat mussels with dignity.
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.
For this she relies on Delia Juarez, a native of Iloilo City in the Philippines, who presents it simply broiled, with a finger bowl's worth of melted butter and half a lemon, carved into a flower.
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