(Bow"a*ble) a. Capable of being bowed or bent; flexible; easily influenced; yielding. [Obs.]
(Bow"bell`) n. One born within hearing distance of Bow-bells; a cockney. Halliwell.
(Bow"-bells`) n. pl. The bells of Bow Church in London; cockneydom.
People born within the sound of Bow-bells are usually called cockneys.
Murray's Handbook of London.
(Bow"bent`) a. Bent, like a bow. Milton.
(Bow"-com`pass) n.; pl. Bow-compasses
1. An arcograph.
2. A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil, or a pen, for drawing circles. Its legs
are often connected by a bow-shaped spring, instead of by a joint.
3. A pair of compasses, with a bow or arched plate riveted to one of the legs, and passing through the
(Bow"el) n. [OE. bouel, bouele, OF. boel, boele, F. boyau, fr. L. botellus a small sausage, in
LL. also intestine, dim. of L. botulus sausage.]
1. One of the intestines of an animal; an entrail, especially of man; a gut; generally used in the plural.
He burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
Acts i. 18.
2. pl. Hence, figuratively: The interior part of anything; as, the bowels of the earth.
His soldiers . . . cried out amain,
And rushed into the bowels of the battle.
3. pl. The seat of pity or kindness. Hence: Tenderness; compassion. "Thou thing of no bowels." Shak.
Bloody Bonner, that corpulent tyrant, full (as one said) of guts, and empty of bowels.
4. pl. Offspring. [Obs.] Shak.
(Bow"el), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boweled or Bowelled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Boweling or Bowelling.]
To take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
(Bow"eled) a. [Written also bowelled.] Having bowels; hollow. "The boweled cavern." Thomson.
(Bow"el*less), a. Without pity. Sir T. Browne.
(Bow"en*ite) n. [From G.T. Bowen, who analyzed it in 1822.] (Min.) A hard, compact variety
of serpentine found in Rhode Island. It is of a light green color and resembles jade.
(Bo"wer) n. [From Bow, v. & n.]
1. One who bows or bends.
2. (Naut.) An anchor carried at the bow of a ship.
3. A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm. [Obs.]
His rawbone arms, whose mighty brawned bowers
Were wont to rive steel plates and helmets hew.