Right bower

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Right bower the knave of the trump suit, the highest card (except the “Joker”) in the game.
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Usage

In literature:

And she is not only orthodox of the orthodox, but she is also my right bower!
"The Story of a Pioneer" by Anna Howard Shaw
Y'U'RE NED BANNISTER, THE OUTLAW, AND I'M HIS RIGHT-BOWER.
"Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West" by William MacLeod Raine
Uncle Billy did not reply, but tremulously laid down the ace and right and left bowers.
"Stories in Light and Shadow" by Bret Harte
The Right Bower nodded.
"On the Frontier" by Bret Harte
He said it was, but as there was only one orderly in the corps, it was but right that he himself should have Bowers on his staff.
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
On one point Mrs. Bower was right.
"Thyrza" by George Gissing
It was set for a garden; at the back and in the distance a chateau; on the left a bower, and on the right a pavilion.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
Denny is Gordon's right bower.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
He is the right bower.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
A man like this, though he may be vilified and slandered for awhile, will eventually come in on the home stretch with a right bower to spare.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 33, November 12, 1870" by Various
Then my heart leaped within me, for I thought, and rightly, that she sought her bower in the wood.
"A Thane of Wessex" by Charles W. Whistler
They watched anxiously, and slowly she righted herself, but "she won't do that often," said Bowers.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
He's old Packard's right-hand bower, you know.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
Indiana was our right bower, and Missouri above praise.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
If you haven't played the right bower!
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Supper was at twelve o'clock; eleven-thirty seemed to be about the right hour to resume occupation of the bower.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
The boys call me 'Right' Bower, meaning that I'm lucky and straight.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
We've got the old man's right bower!
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
As for Randal and Bowers they had no right to be in the boat.
"Harvard Stories" by Waldron Kintzing Post
It was a right bower.
"The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism" by A. Leah Underhill
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In poetry:

XLVIII.
Fled past on right and left how fast
Each forest, grove, and bower!
On right and left fled past how fast
Each city, town, and tower!
"William and Helen" by Sir Walter Scott
A. —The smoke, the riches and the strifes of Rome
Right glad I quit; come, rural blisses! come.
To sweet retreats, unostentatious bowers,
We wend us now; to fields and farms and flowers!
"Pretence. Part I - Table-Talk" by John Kenyon
But the hands that were played
By that heathen Chinee,
And the points that he made,
Were quite frightful to see,--
Till at last he put down a right bower,
Which the same Nye had dealt unto me.
"Plain Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
But the hands that were played
By that heathen Chinee,
And the points that he made,
Were quite frightful to see, --
Till at last he put down a right bower,
Which the same Nye had dealt unto me.
"The Heathen Chinee" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Tennessee State's Kellen Thornton, bottom center, is surrounded by Missouri's Laurence Bowers, right, Stefan Jankovic, left, and Alex Oriakhi as he tries to shoot Saturday.
Oral Roberts ' Hunter McClintock, right, passes the ball around Missouri's Laurence Bowers, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec 16, 2010, in Columbia, Mo.
Participants at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Our Walk in Closet (from left to right): Sam Bowers, Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce.
Pictured from left to right are Jinna Bower, Jan Farley and Betty Maryn.
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