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bower

1
Nautical a vessel's bow anchor

bower

2
a jack in euchre and similar card games

Bower

A shelter or covered place in a pleasure ground or garden, usually made with boughs of trees bent and twined together for shade; also a crude dwelling made from sticks, bark, and natural materials.

bower

bower, 3
1. A rustic dwelling, generally of small scale and picturesque nature.
2. In a largemedieval residence, the private chamber of the lady.
3. A sheltered recess in a garden.
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Mr Boffin added as he turned his pensive steps towards the Bower and shook his head, 'I didn't think this morning there was half so many Scarers in Print.
When they had finished their breakfast Tarzan went to her bower and recovered his knife.
When Cadmus had thrust a passage through the tangled boughs, and made his way into the bower, he did not at first discern the half-hidden cavity.
Christopher Bowers, of Fir Grove, Tile Hill, sped off from police in Skegness at midnight on April 4 in an effort to avoid being breathalysed.
FORMER Another Level singer Dane Bowers lashed out at a former Miss Wales leaving her with a bloody nose and bruises after she quizzed him about why he had glitter on his face, a court heard.
Junction City Police Chief Mark Chase has filed a $300,000 federal lawsuit against the muni cipality and former City Administrator Melissa Bowers, who had placed Chase on administrative leave last year.
Bowers of Bowers Vein Institute in Pinellas Park near Tampa, Florida, (http://www.
TEESSIDE judge Peter Bowers has been given a formal reprimand after he told a burglar he had shown a "huge amount of courage".
The poignant photograph of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's doomed party standing at the South Pole in 1912 was taken by Henry Bowers using a piece of string to pull the shutter on his camera.
It's not an earthquake you're feeling; it's some of Hollywood's most noteworthy alum rolling in their graves, because the private things they did between the sheets have been exposed by former gas station attendant/bartender/handyman Scotty Bowers, in Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars (Grove Press, 286 pages, $25.
While hundreds of people looked on, Lawrence Bowers, a middle-aged dad from Brooklyn, New York, jumped into the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island to save a 65-year-old man who had attempted suicide.
IN THE GRAND, effluvia-soaked tradition of Hollywood Babylon, a new memoir from sexual networker Scotty Bowers lets it all hang out when it comes to exposing screen giants' erotic excesses.