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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bow-boy a boy archer:
    • n Bow-boy (Shak.) Cupid
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. boga; cog. with Ger. bogen.


In literature:

The diplomas were given, to each boy; the Japanese teachers bowing, and smiling in their peculiar way.
"Flash-lights from the Seven Seas" by William L. Stidger
Seventeen men and five small boys stood bowing ready to receive them.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Is it that red-headed boy sitting in the bow?
"A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony" by Alice Turner Curtis
She bow'd upon her hands, And the boy's cry came to her from the field.
"The Children's Garland from the Best Poets" by Various
The captain made a quiet bow and moved toward their small room, the boys following.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
The boy's bow was in his hand, but he had not attempted to fit an arrow to the string.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Opening the window, he beckoned to the boy, who bowed again, and went into the house.
"Harper's Young People, November 4, 1879" by Various
So the mighty bow remained unstrung, for who might string it until the boy Rama came?
"Avatâras" by Annie Besant
The boy gave it to him and he ran the bow gently over the strings.
"The Arkansaw Bear" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Up in the bows the two boys clutched their weapons and waited.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
Yet, a second later, the Long Island boy bounded to the dock, then stood to cast off the bow-line.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
The boys stood with Saadi and bowed their heads in prayer.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
I shall be much obliged to you,' said Ben; and away went the boy with the bow that was ornamented with green ribands.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
The boys were in the bow now, peering ahead.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
Boys' kites can be kept from plunging by making both the wood cross pieces in the form of a bow, instead of flat.
"The Galaxy" by Various
So one of the boys ran away to a house in the village and came back presently with an old viol and a bow.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
The boy then made a deep bow, and took her by the hand.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
The boy stepped forward, and, ignoring my bow, laid a hand on Flora's arm.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Small boys sometimes threw stones at them or shot at them for practice with their bows and arrows.
"Geronimo's Story of His Life" by Geronimo
The wound in his breast began to bleed again, and the crimson drops fell upon G. W. The man's weight, too, almost bowed the little boy down.
"A Little Dusky Hero" by Harriot T, Comstock

In poetry:

He leapt, with a rapturous joy;
But, marking the Lion below,
In silence the spirited boy
Made ready the powerful bow.
"The Lion" by William Hayley
--O larger England o'er the wave,
Larger, not greater, yet!--With joy
Of generous hearts ye hail'd the Boy
Who bow'd before the sacred grave,
With Love's fair freight across the sea
Sped from the Fatherland to thee!
"Mount Vernon" by Francis Turner Palgrave
And his beautiful figures were broken and scattered around him,
And at the sight thereof his eyes grew dim;
And when he regained his feet he stood speechless like one bowed down,
Then the poor boy did fret and frown.
"A Tale of Christmas Eve" by William Topaz McGonagall
Out from the shadowy thicket, across the line of spray,
We ran our gallant ship, my boys, beneath the lofty prow,
And when they saw our mettle, fast, fast they fled away,
With the golden image shattered that decked their mighty bow.
"How We Took The Great Galleon" by Cicely Fox Smith
Or here by these old beeches, when you broke
The bow and arrows of Damon; for you chafed
When first you saw them given to the boy,
Cross-grained Menalcas, ay, and had you not
Done him some mischief, would have chafed to death.
"Eclogue 3: Menalcas Daemoetas Palaemon" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Or here by these old beeches, when you broke
The bow and arrows of Damon; for you chafed
When first you saw them given to the boy,
Cross-grained Menalcas, ay, and had you not
Done him some mischief, would have chafed to death.
"Eclogue III " by Virgil

In news:

SEVIERVILLE — A 14-year-old Sevier County boy has been arrested and charged in connection with using a bow and arrow to shoot a golden retriever who later was euthanized because of her injuries.
Despite bowing out early from the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League finals, there is optimism brewing in the Scotts Valley High School boys tennis program.
Check the good, the bad, and the ugly at last night's parties, featuring a BET party with Terrence Howard, Bow Wow, Busta Rhymes, and Soulja Boy.
According to insiders 106 and Park's ratings have taken a nosedive since Bow Wow took the helm and they think the recent beef between Bow Wow and Soulja Boy was a ploy to boost ratings.
Soulja Boy taunts Bow Wow on Twitter with new upcoming album.
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The play marks the Broadway bow for Read, who made his Off-Broadway debut with the critically acclaimed The Dream of the Burning Boy.
Waka Flocka, Soulja Boy & Bow Wow.