bowed

Definitions

  • Nobody must carry a cross-bow
    Nobody must carry a cross-bow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bowed showing an excessively deferential manner
    • adj bowed of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
    • adj bowed have legs that curve outward at the knees
    • adj bowed forming or resembling an arch "an arched ceiling"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A NEW CHIME FOR BOW BELLS A NEW CHIME FOR BOW BELLS
THE DOG MADE A BOW THE DOG MADE A BOW
The Prince bows over his offering to the lion The Prince bows over his offering to the lion
The youth bows before the sultan, as birds fly around him The youth bows before the sultan, as birds fly around him
THE BOWS OF THE KASHMIR DAMAGED BY COLLISION THE BOWS OF THE KASHMIR DAMAGED BY COLLISION
Flying Squirrel and Lightning Bow Flying Squirrel and Lightning Bow
bows and arrows bows and arrows
I see him bow and smile I see him bow and smile

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The cross bow was invented by the Chinese and records of its usage goes back to as far as the Three Kingdom Period (220 a.d.-280 a.d.).
    • bowed Bent like a bow; embowed. In heraldry also termed flected or reflected.
    • bowed Having a convex or bulging form: as, a bowed shield.
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Quotations

  • Phaedrus
    Phaedrus
    “You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.”
  • John Keats
    John%20Keats
    “I always made an awkward bow.”
  • Edwin Markham
    Edwin%20Markham
    “Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Bow, stubborn knees!”
  • William Butler Yeats
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    “The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.”

Idioms

Draw a long bow - If someone draws a long bow, they lie or exaggerate.
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More than one string to their bow - A person who has more than one string to their bow has different talents or skills to fall back on.
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Shot across the bow - A shot across the bow is a warning to tell someone to stop doing something or face very serious consequences.
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Usage

In literature:

The bowness of your legs is the reflection of your bowed mind.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
Presently he saw a bright flash dart from her bows, and the roar of a gun reached his ears.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Each man strikes his spear into the ground, and rests against it his shield, bow, and quiver.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
He sat with bowed head, wondering what was the meaning of it all.
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
Dragging over the bows of the Wavecrest was the cable by which she had been moored in Bolderhead Harbor.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
There was no doubt of it; for presently Krak bowed her head in a jerky unwilling nod and walked out of the room.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
There she stood, bowing and smiling.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
A shot tore through the tug's funnel, another chipped a piece from her bow, half a dozen shells whistled over her.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
I bowed and moved towards the door.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
Spume from the crested breakers at her wallowing bow salted the rain on his dripping face.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The crews were armed, and a three-pounder was placed in the bow of each boat.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Min led the horse across the yard and left it standing before the kitchen door; she had not seen the bowed figure at the gate.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
At the bow and stern there was a strongly built deck.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
It must have been past noon, for the sun was on the starboard bow.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
His intellect bowed before hers.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
I addressed the liveried coachman in my best Spanish, taking off my hat and bowing low.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
They had swords and bows, but the bows would just be encumbrances in this total blackness.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
In one hand he carried a strong bow of really excellent workmanship.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Its bow, rounded like the front of a toboggan, slapped into a slight swell.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
She bowed to us gravely, said a few words in Spanish, and thereafter applied herself with childlike and unfeigned zest to the edibles.
"Gold" by Stewart White
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In poetry:

It is a grievous sin to men,
To bow to stock or stone;
Or worship any being else,
But the true God alone.
"A Hymn" by Susannah Hawkins
She sat here in her chair,
Smiling into the fire;
He who played stood there,
Bowing it higher and higher.
"The Self-Unseeing" by Thomas Hardy
But oft, as brightest flowers and bows,
The earliest fade and die;
This glorious vision soonest goes
On high.
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
With thunder from an open sky
To peasant, tyrant, priest,
Bowing in fear with a dazzled eye
Towards the East.
"Outlaws" by Robert Graves
“Neither do I condemn thee,”
For there is therefore now
No condemnation for thee,
As at the cross you bow.
"Neither Do I Condemn Thee" by Daniel Webster Moody
The struggle comes. Evil or I
Must gain the victory now.
I am unmoved and yet would try:
O God, to thee I bow.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald

In news:

According to CNN and multiple other news outlets, another Republican candidate is planning to bow out of the race for the White.
Bowing to Mother Nature.
This young oak was bowing to mother nature as the weight of the ice from the recent storm was stressing it to it's limit.
Jive talk with Brackish Bow Ties.
With his bow tie and eagle eye, John McIntyre is the quintessential big-city newspaper detail man.
I usually don't like to monkey around with my bow-hunting equipment, but testing new broadheads has always intrigued me.
Broc Neale Tucker was born Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 2:27 pm at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
The elegantly understated, ultra-luxury Continental Mark II of 1956 was Ford's salvo directly across the bow of the dreadnought that was General Motors.
Columbia River 'bow on a Bow River bugger – go figure.
Archery campers share passion for bow shooting.
Soon to be fitted with bow pudding.
Obama fires a shot across the bow of the Bush administration 's lawyers.
With the addition of this elevator located near the communities of Anselmo and Broken Bow, The Andersons Grain Group now has capacity of nearly 113 million bushels throughout Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Nebraska.
My 22-year-old son, Will, is standing in the bow of the canoe breaking branches to allow us to go forward.
The council in July approved bow hunting of deer inside Cape Girardeau City limits.
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In science:

It consists of a large bow-shaped arc (A) with a central condensation (B).
Geysers in the Lagoon: new Herbig-Haro objects in M8
This object consists of two well-de fined parabolic bow shocks (A and B), along with a fainter nebular arc (C).
Geysers in the Lagoon: new Herbig-Haro objects in M8
Perhaps it is premature to give an interpretation regarding the nature of the multiple bow shocks in HH 896, but the difference in the apparent axis of symmetry of the components A and B could be related to the phenomenon of jet bending due to the motion of the source within a binary system.
Geysers in the Lagoon: new Herbig-Haro objects in M8
Anyway we cannot affirm, based on imaging alone, that the bow shocks A and B are produced by the two components of a binary system associated with IRAS 18014−2428.
Geysers in the Lagoon: new Herbig-Haro objects in M8
HH 896. – This object consists of three bow-shaped arcs.
Geysers in the Lagoon: new Herbig-Haro objects in M8
The other two features (A and B) clearly resemble larger bow shocks commonly seen in HH objects.
Geysers in the Lagoon: new Herbig-Haro objects in M8
The bowed arrows indicate the corresponding energy relaxation, the straight arrows the gain in kinetic energy (broken filling) which equals the total excitation energy over the equilibrium ground state (full filling).
Real-time evolution for weak interaction quenches in quantum systems
Overlying radar reflectivity imagery from BWI TDWR at 2235 UTC displayed a downburst-producing convective storm as a bow echo (Przybylinski 1995) near Tolchester Beach.
A New Graphical Microburst Guidance Product
In the reference system of the bow shock, the ram pressure of the unshocked material plus thermal pressure of the medium should be balanced by the momentum flux in the jet equal to β (γ − 1)Lj /2cΩj where Ωj is the solid angle of a single jet.
Understanding ULX Nebulae in the Framework of Supercritical Accretion
Double Bow Shock and Bubble Stages The HII-region is torn from inside by the expanding jets and jet bubbles. I consider the nebula in the double bow shock dominated stage if the jet head propagation velocity is higher than the jet bubble expansion velocity.
Understanding ULX Nebulae in the Framework of Supercritical Accretion
Generally, “double bow shock” nebulae exist in rarefied medium indicating that there should be a correlation between the elongated or bilobial form of the nebula and the low density of the ambient medium.
Understanding ULX Nebulae in the Framework of Supercritical Accretion
Shock waves are non-radiative in shaded regions (in the darkest area, both bow shocks and bubbles are non-radiative).
Understanding ULX Nebulae in the Framework of Supercritical Accretion
The dotted line shows the boundary between the double bow shock case (jet propagation velocity is higher than the bubble expansion velocity) and the bubble/multibubble stage.
Understanding ULX Nebulae in the Framework of Supercritical Accretion
The morphology of ULX shells is predicted to evolve through a “double bow shock” bipolar structure toward a quasi-isotropic single bubble stage.
Understanding ULX Nebulae in the Framework of Supercritical Accretion
Cluster 2 controls another mixing bow l, with only one input and one output valve.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
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