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bow

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Any device bent in a simple curve or semicircle and possessing flexibility.
[A.S. boga]

bow

(bo) an arched or curved appliance or device.

bow

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Any device bent in a simple curve or semicircle and possessing flexibility.
[A.S. boga]
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But there is a warning shot across the bows of any potentially wayward AM.
The warnings are not simply a warning shot across the bows but a statement of intent to drive poor, lousy and downright negligent care out of the sector.
IRELAND fired a warning shot across the bows of the rest of the Continent ahead of June's European Boxing Championships in Turkey with three gold medal wins at the Feliks Stamm Multi-Nations in Poland yesterday.