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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 ?
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.
Investigative reporter Tom Bower is releasing the unauthorised biography about the heir to the throne in March.
Canadian ice hockey stalwart Johnny Bower passed away at the age of 93, Tuesday.
Christopher Bower, 45, admitted the attempted teatime break-in at a detached house on White Lee Road when he appeared before Kirklees magistrates last month.
After three decades on death row in Texas and seven scheduled executions that were postponed at the last minute, convicted killer Lester Bower was put to death Wednesday for a quadruple murder he always denied.
Lester Bower, 67, would be the oldest death row inmate executed in Texas if the U.
Bowerbirds clear the area around their bower of grass and weeds, making ideal conditions for new plants to germinate.
This results in seeds germinating in the ground around the bower.
Born in Chelsea, MA, he was the son of the late William and Lila (Cooper) Bower.