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"Her stern will dip under when we haul her bow out," said Tom.

Take my place, Ferdinand, while I work the bow out to sea again.

On which the King turned on his heel, and I made my bow out of the presence-chamber.

Perhaps if we get her bow out of water a little shell do better.

It grows longer and because it is held firmly at the ends it must bow out at the center.

And soon we stood on the deck of the Orion, which vessel pointed her bow out to sea.

I take the bow out of the hand of the dead—the symbol of honour, of courage, of lordship.

As she spoke the bushes parted and a motor boat shoved her bow out into the stream.

Daoud drew his bow out again, picked a big Tartar with a drooping black mustache, and loosed an arrow at him.

He used to shoot arrows with a bow out of the door of the house and hit a mark on a tree that was opposite him.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bugan "to bend, to bow down, to bend the body in condescension," also "to turn back" (class II strong verb; past tense beag, past participle bogen), from Proto-Germanic *bugon (cf. Dutch buigen, Middle Low German bugen, Old High German biogan, German biegen, Gothic biugan "to bend," Old Norse boginn "bent"), from *beugen, from PIE root *bheug- (3) "to bend," with derivatives referring to bent, pliable, or curved objects (cf. Sanskrit bhujati "bends, thrusts aside;" Old High German boug, Old English beag "a ring"). The noun in this sense is first recorded 1650s. Related: Bowed; bowing. Bow out "withdraw" is from 1942.

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