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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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People who bow and scrape in front of altars and then go about their business, indifferent to the poor, unforgiving of their parents or children.
They bow and scrape and halfheartedly apologize for their audience-pleasing products, usually by vague reference to unnamed works that go too far.
After the failed Turner insurrection, Bane states, "More conservative blacks gained control over the militants, and the operative philosophy in the black community became bow and scrape to the whites in order to survive.