Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Bent or curved like a bow.
  • adjective Having an arch or arches.
  • adjective Protruding in an outward curve so as to form a recess within.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of embow.

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Examples

  • At the other end, though partly muffled by a curtain, it was more powerfully illuminated by one of those embowed hall windows which we read of in old books, and which was provided with a deep and cushion seat.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • It was a wooden figurehead carved in the shape of an embowed, cheerfully grinning dolphin—worn, wormholed, its paint flaking with age; the original figurehead of the schooner Enterprise, that Stephen Decatur sailed against the Barbary pirates at Tripoli, four hundred years before.

    THE WOUNDED SKY

  • It was a wooden figurehead carved in the shape of an embowed, cheerfully grinning dolphin—worn, wormholed, its paint flaking with age; the original figurehead of the schooner Enterprise, that Stephen Decatur sailed against the Barbary pirates at Tripoli, four hundred years before.

    THE WOUNDED SKY

  • It was a wooden figurehead carved in the shape of an embowed, cheerfully grinning dolphin—worn, wormholed, its paint flaking with age; the original figurehead of the schooner Enterprise, that Stephen Decatur sailed against the Barbary pirates at Tripoli, four hundred years before.

    THE WOUNDED SKY

  • It was a wooden figurehead carved in the shape of an embowed, cheerfully grinning dolphin—worn, wormholed, its paint flaking with age; the original figurehead of the schooner Enterprise, that Stephen Decatur sailed against the Barbary pirates at Tripoli, four hundred years before.

    THE WOUNDED SKY

  • Crest: An armed arm, embowed, holding a lance, erect.

    Notes and Queries, Number 47, September 21, 1850

  • In the midst of this garden was a piller of antique worke, all gold set with pearles and stones, and on the top of the piller, which was six square, was a lover, or an arch embowed, crowned with gold; within which stood a bush of roses red and white, all of silk and gold, and a bush of pomegranats of the like stuffe.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • The crest they use is also nearly the same, viz., an armed arm, embowed, grasping a broken tilting spear.

    Notes and Queries, Number 51, October 19, 1850

  • Or, if this may not be, because our Alma Mater is still too poor or too humble to offer to her returning children such banqueting-place, -- if there is no Wykcham or Waynflete or Wolsey to arch for us the high-embowed roof, let us place our memorial in the Library, along its shaded alcoves and above its broad portals.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863

  • The inn was formerly the private mansion of the Courtenay family, and its sign was one of the family crests, "a Dolphin embowed" or bent like a bow.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

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