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bow

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

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Any device bent in a simple curve or semicircle and possessing flexibility.
[A.S. boga]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
As we sat at a late breakfast in the hotel at Allerheiligen, next morning, these young people and took places near us without observing us; but presently they saw us and at once bowed and smiled; not ceremoniously, but with the gratified look of people who have found acquaintances where they were expecting strangers.
Balashev bowed his head with an air indicating that he would like to make his bow and leave, and only listened because he could not help hearing what was said to him.
Korsunky bowed, set straight his open shirt front, and gave her his arm to conduct her to Anna Arkadyevna.