Fish bowl (noun).
fis bol; rhymes with "wish toll"
Definition: the room on the second floor of Uris Library which visible through the glass on floor 3 and is filled with rows of desks and chairs.
Attested: I first came across this word on my tour of the Cornell campus. When my tour guide was describing Uris Library, she referred to the fish bowl as a quite place to study.
Example: If you need to get a lot of work done, the fish bowl is a good place to study.
Etymology: This term probably originated because a large portion of the walls in this room are glass. It is possible to see all of the people in the room studying hence it is like looking through the sides of a fish bowl. The same is true for inside the room; the people studying can see, but not interact with, the people outside the room.
- Rebecca Taylor

Fork Chute (noun).
[fork sut] ; rhymes with pork and loot
Definition: A receptacle into which one tosses his or her silverware at the end of each meal at most Cornell Dining Halls. It is found by the dishbelt near the exit of the dining halls.
Attested: I first heard this word in Jansen's, the West Campus dining hall at Cornell. A student was commenting on how dirty the fork chute was.
Example: "I was aiming for the fork chute, but I missed and threw my spoon against the wall."
Etymology: This term is derived directly from the function of the object it refers to. Although it seems that a fork chute would be reserved only for forks, the expression has come to encompass all silverware; most likely, this results from an effort to simplify speech, because "silverware chute" is quite a mouthful, as is having to call each chute by its specific type of content (i.e. "knife chute" and "spoon chute").
- Briana Gordon