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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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So far, they have done little but bow and scrape to the Government and apologise for the Corporation's news coverage.
Do you expect one day to see the Jews bow and scrape to Nazi descendants and allow versions of the swastika to fly over its public buildings?
If more people publicly and loudly declined to bow and scrape and tug their forelocks at the behest of this insufferably arrogant family, then the country might finally dispel the stifling air of deference and subservience to our so-called betters which has kept us in a state resembling some medieval Ruritania for so long.