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bow compass

A compass, one leg of which carries a pencil or pen; the legs are connected by a bow-shaped spring instead of a joint; used to draw arcs or circles.
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The series, set for a spring bow in the States, details the professional/amorous adventures of the eponymous Ms.
"If you have a play that opens in October for 16 weeks, then you're not going to get the Tony." (To that end, Rudin and co-producer Fox are leaning toward a spring bow next year for their Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker," starring Gambon.)
Conor McPherson's celebrate "The Weir" takes over at the same theater in October for an extended commercial run, and has been picked up by Jujamcyn, in conjunction with the Ambassadors Theater Group, for a spring bow on Broadway with (Equity permitting) its London cast.