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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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Pushing the gate, which stood ajar, Wegg looked into an enclosed space where certain tall dark mounds rose high against the sky, and where the pathway to the Bower was indicated, as the moonlight showed, between two lines of broken crockery set in ashes.
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.
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.
NIU added grad transfer quarterback Ross Bowers to the mix.
The Bowers appeared handcuffed yesterday at Sheffield crown court, South Yorks.
Robert Gregory Bowers killed eight men and three women inside the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday during worship services before tactical police team tracked him down and shot him, police said in the document, which contained some previously unreported details on the shooting and the police response.
Robert Gregory Bowers killed eight men and three women inside the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday during worship services before a tactical police team tracked him down and shot him, police said in the document, which contained some previously unreported details on the shooting and the police response.