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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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finger bowl

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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.
I haven't a single finger bowl, but this is a setout that will last me all my days, Hannah says.
S h e brought us just one (with cold water), so we had to ask for a second - Mrs Diner doesn't share finger bowls.
Serve immediately with lots of finger bowls and napkins as this is a messy dish.
Finger bowls are not part of this chap's culture, so Prince Philip minimised the man's embarrassment by picking up his own finger-bowl and drinking from it.
Some flat-bottomed pieces such as decanters and finger bowls were blown into open moulds which included the name of the glasshouse: there are examples marked Cork Glass Co, Waterloo Cork, Penrose Waterford, and B Edwards, a Belfast company.
The pappads and the finger bowls arrived -- a preview to the culinary passion flaming inside the Ushna Kitchen.
While regulations for disinfecting instruments such as nail files and brushes, finger bowls, foot basins, razors, clippers and scissors may be enough to prevent hepatitis transmission, there is no guarantee that workers will follow those rules, the researchers said, Xinhua Reported.
The chicken wings were fantastic and we had shared on portion, complete with finger bowls and napkins for the sticky fingers.
Inside they found six bottles of champagne, three bottles of sherry, one of port, one of shrub, two of cherry brandy, one of orange brandy, one of apricot brandy, two china cups and sauces, two champagne glasses, two finger bowls, one water bottle, one medicine glass, two linen shirts, two pairs of knitted drawers, two collars and two pairs of black socks.
FACG of Eastern Virginia Medical School said that transmission of hepatitis from instruments like nail files, nail brushes, finger bowls, foot basins, buffers, razors, clippers, and scissors cannot be negated.
There is a delightful reference in The Taming of the Shrew to the habit of providing finger bowls at banquets "Let one attend him with a silver basin, Full of rose-water and bestrew'd with flowers".