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Bowie

(bo͞o`ē), city (1990 pop. 37,589), Prince Georges co., W central Md.; inc. 1916. It is mainly a residential community. Points of interest include the Woodward Mansion (c.1743), which serves as the city hall, and Belair Stables, a historical museum. Bowie State Univ. is in the city.

Bowie

1. David, real name David Jones. born 1947, British rock singer, songwriter, and film actor. His recordings include "Space Oddity" (1969), The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Heroes (1977), Let's Dance (1983), and Heathen (2002)
2. James, known as Jim Bowie. 1796--1836, US frontiersman. A hero of the Texas Revolution against Mexico (1835--36), he died at the Battle of the Alamo
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I have seen staid educators, dignified surgeons, congressmen, and admirals tie up their heads in gaudy bandannas, go shirtless to bring on the tan of the northern sun, and wear bowie knives in their belts.
The remainder of the collection consists of cowboy and Indian artifacts, spurs, Bowie knives, badges, antique stoves, furniture, 300 other antique firearms, and thousands of related items.
Axes, machetes, bowie knives, pen knives, diving knives and kitchen knives - along with a World War Two bayonet - were amongst the sharp objects handed in throughout both campaigns, Superintendent Dave Sutherland said: "This year's knife amnesties have been very successful and I am extremely pleased with the results.
People are planning to bring their own Bowie knives to the Alamo next week.
Bowie knives are not the most practical of items nowadays but I treasure mine for obvious reasons.
All the steel in the country it seemed was immediately convetted into Bowie knives," read The Red River Herald of Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Among the items placed in bins at police stations across the region were a throwing knife, two bowie knives, two bill hooks, and an axe switch blade.
An early example of "weapon" control would be the efforts to ban bowie knives in the 1850s.