Bowlder to Boyhood
(Bowl"der, Boul"der) n. [Cf. Sw. bullra to roar, rattle, Dan. buldre, dial. Sw. bullersteen
larger kind of pebbles; perh. akin to E. bellow.]
1. A large stone, worn smooth or rounded by the action of water; a large pebble.
2. (Geol.) A mass of any rock, whether rounded or not, that has been transported by natural agencies
from its native bed. See Drift.
Bowlder clay, the unstratified clay deposit of the Glacial or Drift epoch, often containing large numbers
of bowlders. Bowlder wall, a wall constructed of large stones or bowlders.
(Bowl"der*y) a. Characterized by bowlders.
(Bow"leg`) n. A crooked leg. Jer. Taylor.
(Bow"-legged`) a. Having crooked legs, esp. with the knees bent outward. Johnson.
(Bowl"er) n. One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.
(Bow"less), a. Destitute of a bow.
Bowline bridles, the ropes by which the bowline is fastened to the leech of the sail. Bowline knot.
See Illust. under Knot. On a bowline, close-hauled or sailing close to the wind; said of a ship.
(Bow"line) n. [Cf. D. boelijn, Icel. böglïna Dan. bovline; properly the line attached to the shoulder
or side of the sail. See Bow and Line.] (Naut.) A rope fastened near the middle of the leech or perpendicular
edge of the square sails, by subordinate ropes, called bridles, and used to keep the weather edge of
the sail tight forward, when the ship is closehauled.
Bowling alley, a covered place for playing at bowls or tenpins. Bowling green, a level piece of
greensward or smooth ground for bowling, as the small park in lower Broadway, New York, where the
Dutch of New Amsterdam played this game.
(Bowl"ing) n. The act of playing at or rolling bowls, or of rolling the ball at cricket; the game of
bowls or of tenpins.
(Bowls) n. pl. See Bowl, a ball, a game.
(Bow"man) n.; pl. Bowmen A man who uses a bow; an archer.
The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen. Bowman's root. (Bot.) See Indian physic, under Indian.
Jer. iv. 29.
(Bow"man) n. (Naut.) The man who rows the foremost oar in a boat; the bow oar.
(Bowne) v. t. [See Boun.] To make ready; to prepare; to dress. [Obs.]
We will all bowne ourselves for the banquet.
Sir W. Scott.
1. A trap for lobsters, being a wickerwork cylinder with a funnel-shaped entrance at one end.
2. A net for catching birds. J. H. Walsh.
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