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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.
References in classic literature ?
We never did quarrel, before we come into Boffin's Bower as a property; why quarrel when we HAVE come into Boffin's Bower as a property?
This is a charming spot, is the Bower, but you must get to apprechiate it by degrees.
And even now that Commodious is strangled, I don't see a way to our bettering ourselves.' 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.
He had again been gathering fruit and this he laid at the entrance of her bower. Once more they sat down together to eat.
When they had finished their breakfast Tarzan went to her bower and recovered his knife.
As soon as the rains were over, and the weather began to settle, which was about the month of November, I made a visit up the country to my bower, where, though I had not been some months, yet I found all things just as I left them.
The place of the oracle was a certain cavity in the mountain side, over which, when Cadmus came thither, he found a rude bower of branches.
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.
Flower girls were Jaylen and Baylee Bridges, Kate and Claire Moore, and Lilly Bower. They wore ivory tea-length dresses of satin and tulle with floral head wreaths.
This results in seeds germinating in the ground around the bower. Bowerbirds clear the area around their bower of grass and weeds, making ideal conditions for new plants to germinate.
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