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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 ?
This bow startles a stranger out of his self-possession, the first time it occurs, and he is likely to fall over a chair or something, in his embarrassment, but it pleases him, nevertheless.
In his hand was his slender bow to which he had fitted one of his death dealing arrows.
As the man stood there with taut drawn bow Tarzan recognized him not so much the NEGRO as the ARCHER of his picture book--
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.
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.
but my grandsire drew a good long bow at Hastings, and I trust not to dishonour his memory.
Here is a chance to exercise your good long bow and win a pretty prize.
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.