Definitions of bows

  1. The two sides of the fore part of a ship.

Usage examples for bows

  1. There are hunters coming- either black or white- and they will have guns or bows and arrows to shoot us. – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  2. Should the lady accept the paper, Sir John Dinely would make her the most profound of bows, and then withdraw. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  3. Charley, facing backward in the bows, had the best view of it; and as on it came, the four paddlers digging hard, he saw, as somehow he had expected, that the three passengers were the long- nosed man and two partners. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  4. How silver- clear shone the furrows of foam flowing back from the onward- hurrying bows! – The Firelight Fairy Book by Henry Beston
  5. The mother spoke no English, but she pointed here and there where she wanted the flowers and bright bows of ribbon pinned. – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  6. So Jack went up to the first lieutenant, and with one of his polite bows hoped, " if duty would permit, he would honour him by coming on board that evening with some of his officers, to see the Rebiera and to drink a bottle or two of champagne." – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  7. " Do see," she pursued, " how differently he bows from the other men, though it is only dance music. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. What are those girls over there in the red paper hats and big red bows going to do? – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  9. Again the Don bows very gravely, and then asks what we would have him do. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  10. There was no need for further warning by the men in the bows. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  11. They had gripped the small boy as the boat sank, and he stood in the bows scared and dripping, but otherwise nothing the worse. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. And drawing himself proudly erect, he resumed his bows, marking time with his swaying Shrine of wood. – The Last Lion and Other Tales by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Commentator: Mariano Joaquin Lorente
  13. Look at her bows now!" – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  14. Yes, I said, as we came away, I'm a very peculiar, particular old lady, my dear; and I can't have tall gentlemen making bows to you when you are in my charge. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  15. Of course, I accompanied him to the door, where we parted with many bows. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  16. The boy who had come for me to the doctor's settled himself down in the bows in front of me. – Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various
  17. The blow fell, but at the same moment the brig plunged her bows into the green wave. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  18. If we are held up, those bows o' the dwarfs ought to get in good work, an' your three cartridges'll help a whole lot unless the Zwengi have guns. – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney
  19. It is true, it is lowly, and bows down low. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. It was Mauger, in the bows, who caught first hint of danger. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams