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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]
References in classic literature ?
As she spoke, she told Eumaeus to set the bow and the pieces of iron before the suitors, and Eumaeus wept as he took them to do as she had bidden him.
This was what he said, but all the time he was expecting to be able to string the bow and shoot through the iron, whereas in fact he was to be the first that should taste of the arrows from the hands of Ulysses, whom he was dishonouring in his own house--egging the others on to do so also.
Everybody was bowing to them--cabmen, little children, and everybody else--and they were returning all the bows and overlooking nobody, when a young lady met them and made a deep courtesy.
Why, boy, thy mother's milk is yet scarce dry upon thy lips, and yet thou pratest of standing up with good stout men at Nottingham butts, thou who art scarce able to draw one string of a two-stone bow.
At length he made a step forward, and raising the bow at the full stretch of his left arm, till the centre or grasping-place was nigh level with his face, he drew his bowstring to his ear.
Here is a chance to exercise your good long bow and win a pretty prize.
As the man stood there with taut drawn bow Tarzan recognized him not so much the NEGRO as the ARCHER of his picture book--
Take the port bow gun, Kar Komak," he called to the bowman, and himself stepped to the gun upon the starboard bow.
I would break your stave across my knee first," cried John, laying his great hand upon the bow.
Then he took up his bow, and down fell the thrush into the bushes at the foot of the tree.
Well, do you know, I've been wondering how it was I couldn't get on with these," answers bow, quite brightening up, and most willingly assisting in the exchange.
We are Bow Street runners, and we've got you for coining.