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Nautical a vessel's bow anchor
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Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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.
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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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