Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of bower.

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Examples

  • Once or twice I have rashly tried my hand at dark conspiracies, and women rare and radiant in Italian bowers; but I have a friend who is sure to say, ` ` Try and tell us about the butcher next door, my dear. ''

    Margret Howth: A Story of To-Day

  • Males erect twig structures, called bowers, to serve as stages for their mating displays, decorating them with fruits, flowers and found objects.

    How Artistry Evolved

  • Their bowers are their ball and assembly rooms; and we are very much mistaken if they are not, like places of meeting,

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

  • Male great bowerbirds -pigeon-size birds native to Australia - spend the majority of their time building and maintaining their courtship sites, called bowers.

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  • "Now for the jail," he said, and accompanied by his two "bowers," as he often called them, he left the room and walked to the Kansas City jail.

    Jim Cummings Or, The Great Adams Express Robbery

  • Just before you reach the Whitney drive there is a right angle turn from the trail which we were following; it back-tracks a little, errs and strays through some fine jasmine "bowers," and comes out at the old race track.

    We Three

  • A kedge, the unprofessional must know, is a light anchor, dropped for a momentary stop, or to haul a ship ahead, the title being in so far very consonant to the object of instruction; whereas the sheet-anchor is the great and last stand-by of a vessel, let go as a final resource after the two big "bowers," which constitute the usual reliance.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

  • As is the case with the "bowers" of most English country girls of her class, it was rich in those treasures, which, like the advertised contents of lost pocket-books are "of no value to any one but the owner."

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • Recognizing the flaws and frauds in the foundations of Islam, Judaism and Christianity by the "bowers" (like Akbar Ahmed), "kneelers" and "pew peasants" will quickly converge these religions into some simple rules of life.

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  • The stranger was not a little astonished when he discovered, on descending from the height, that among these industrious females were the laird's own lady, and two or three of her daughters; but they seemed quite unconscious of having been detected in an occupation unsuitable to their rank -- retired presently to their "bowers," and when they reappeared in other dresses, retained no traces of their morning's work, except complexions glowing with a radiant freshness, for one evening of which many a high-bred beauty would have bartered half her diamonds.

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10)

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