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bowyer

[boh-yer] /ˈboʊ yər/
noun
1.
a maker or seller of archers' bows.
Origin of bowyer
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English bogiere, bouwyer, bouer; see bow2, -yer
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  • Phillida said this with a sudden fire that dismayed Miss bowyer.

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  • As Miss bowyer said this she paused in the vestibule with her back to Phillida.

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  • Mrs. Martin approached him and said: "Miss bowyer, this is my child; stand aside."

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  • Get a good doctor, and put Miss bowyer out, if you have to fetch a policeman.

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  • Millard was not sorry for the delay; it gave him time to dispose of Miss bowyer.

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  • Miss bowyer now sat and gazed on the child, who was half-slumbering.

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  • Miss bowyer opened the door suspiciously, standing in the doorway as she spoke.

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  • Miss bowyer had had one tilt with the authorities, and she preferred not to try it again.

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  • My wife was in London when he came thither, and had been there a week with Mr. bowyer and his wife.

  • Thence to my father bowyer's where I met my wife, and with her home by water.

British Dictionary definitions for bowyer

bowyer

/ˈbəʊjə/
noun
1.
a person who makes or sells archery bows
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Word Origin and History for bowyer
n.

"maker of bows," attested late 12c. as a surname, from bow (n.1) + -yer.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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