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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bowling.
 
Tom Bowling. The type of a model sailor in Smollett’s Roderick Random. (To rhyme with rolling.)   1
   The Tom Bowling referred to in Dibdin’s famous sea-song was Captain Thomas Dibdin, brother of Charles Dibdin, who wrote the song, and father of Dr. Dibdin, the bibliomaniac.   2
       
“Here a sheer hulk lies poor Tom Bowling,
The darling of the crew.”
       
Dibdin.
 


 Bowled.Bowls. 

 
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