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- n. Plural form of bowery.
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These farms where known as boweries that poked out from the center of town, making it look like the spokes from a wheel.
Mormon religious services are conducted during the winter months; but throughout the summer the usual place of gathering to listen to the sermons is in "boweries," so called, which are constructed by planting posts in the ground and weaving over them a flat roof of willow-twigs.
Some of the early settlers built boweries of brush under which they rolled their covered wagons, to secure better protection from the pitiless Arizona summer sun, and with no other home for weeks.
The city grew steadily, its suburbs began to smile with boweries, or farms, and in 1658 a palisaded village called New Harlem was founded at the eastern end of Manhattan
Bold men ventured to remain well armed, upon a few of the farms, or _boweries_ as they were called, in the immediate vicinity of the fort, but they were continually menaced with attack, night and day.