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Bo·wie

(bō'wē),
Donald James, 20th-century Canadian physician. See: Bowie stain.

bowie

a disease of young lambs characterized by lateral curvature of the long bones of the front limbs. The lambs become so lame that they lose condition and are markedly deformed by the age of 8 weeks. The cause is unknown.
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Other items of interest handed in were two kukri ( a Nepalese knife ( a throwing knife, two bowie knives, two bill hooks, an axe switch blade, machete, bayonet, numchucks and a commando-style knife.
Armed with pistols, bowie knives, and handspikes, the slaves quickly took control of the ship while most of the crew were sleeping.
He is believed to have paid pounds 150 for the Bowie knives, which have seven- inch blades, and pounds 50 for the arrows which have a steel-bladed head and are designed to kill.
I have seen staid educators, dignified surgeons, congressmen, and admirals tie up their heads in gaudy bandannas, go shirtless to bring on the tan of the northern sun, and wear bowie knives in their belts.
The remainder of the collection consists of cowboy and Indian artifacts, spurs, Bowie knives, badges, antique stoves, furniture, 300 other antique firearms, and thousands of related items.