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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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  • Miss bowyer's uplifted nose was now turned toward Phillida in triumphant expectation.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • Get a good doctor, and put Miss bowyer out, if you have to fetch a policeman.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • British approached within 700 yards of fort bowyer, Mobile, and opened their fire on it.

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

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • This Hugh was apprenticed to an honest bowyer who dwelt in the ward of Cheype, and was rumoured to possess great wealth.

    Master Humphrey's Clock Charles Dickens
  • Miss bowyer had had one tilt with the authorities, and she preferred not to try it again.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • Miss bowyer was clad in good clothes without being well-dressed.

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

  • Miss bowyer now took out a small silver cross and held it up before the child a little above the natural range of vision.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • 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.

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