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- n. Plural form of dowery.
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Merchandise, cab fare, restaurant bills, wedding doweries -- the list is endless.
There will be so few woman vs. men that the parent's of men will have to offer the doweries, not the parent's of the woman, as is the current custom.
Michael Joseph II shot craps with it, and bet it on horse-races, and gave it away for wedding-doweries, and, in general, did their little best to put the Farrel posterity out in the mesquite with the last of the Mission
Even when enclosed in the first small sanctuary, its fame must have been great, for, by orders of the archbishop, six doweries of three hundred dollars each, to be given to six orphans on their marriage, were annually drawn from the alms offered at her shrine.
I wanted to elaborate how the marriages usually had little to do with love but were essentially match-ups that the couples may or may not of been allowed to partake in depending on the tribe but that the marriages between different tribes were the most important because it involved doweries and tribal politics.
Female children are traded as slaves in payment of family debts or as doweries for other girls’ marriages.