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bow and scrape to behave with excessive politeness and deference.
bowdlerize to omit or modify parts of (a book, play, or the like) that are considered immoral or indecent.
bowel (usu. pl.) the part of the digestive organs below the stomach; intestine. [2 definitions]
bowelless combined form of bowel.
bowel movement the evacuation of waste matter from the bowels. [2 definitions]
bower1 a pleasant, secluded alcove or shelter created by leafy trees or shrubbery. [2 definitions]
bower2 a heavy anchor, situated at the bow of a ship.
bowery a Dutch settler's farm or country residence in early New York. [2 definitions]
bowfin a primitive, carnivorous freshwater fish found in eastern North America that has a rounded tail and a long fin on its back.
bowie knife a hunting knife about fifteen inches long that has a single-edged, pointed blade and a crosspiece and is usu. sheathed.
bowknot a decorative knot with large loops that is often used in ribbons, shoelaces, string, or the like; bow.
bowl1 a deep, rounded dish used mostly for containing food, liquids, or the like. [6 definitions]
bowl2 a large wooden ball shaped or weighted so as to roll in a curved path, used in lawn bowling. [8 definitions]
bowleg an outward curving of the leg, most pronounced at the knee area, or a leg having such a curvature.
bow-legged having legs that curve outward around or below the knees.
bowler1 one who bowls.
bowler2 a derby hat.
bowline a knot that will not slip or jam, used for making a loop at the end of a rope. [2 definitions]
bowling a game in which a heavy ball is rolled along a wooden alley toward wooden pins that are standing at the far end. [2 definitions]
bowling alley a long narrow wooden expanse of floor with gutters on either side, used for the game of bowling. [2 definitions]
bowl over to strike down or throw to the ground. [2 definitions]