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Anything bent or curved, such as a rainbow.
The U-shaped piece which goes around the neck of an ox and fastens it to the yoke.
A stringed instrument (chordophone), consisting of a stick with a single taut cord stretched between the ends, most often played by plucking.
The part of a key that is not inserted into the lock and that is used to turn the key.
A rod with horsehair (or an artificial substitute) stretched between the ends, used for playing various stringed musical instruments.
A gesture, usually showing respect, made by inclining the head or bending forward at the waist; a reverence.
A weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string, used for shooting arrows.
A type of knot with two loops, used to tie together two cords such as shoelaces or apron strings, and frequently used as decoration, such as in gift-wrapping.
Either of the arms of a pair of spectacles, running from the side of the lens to behind the wearer's ear.
A curved bend in a rod or planar surface, or in a linear formation such as a river (see oxbow).
The front of a boat or ship.
Two pieces of wood which form the arched forward part of a saddletree.
Alternative spelling of bough.
The rower that sits in the seat closest to the bow of the boat.
A crude sort of quadrant formerly used for taking the sun's altitude at sea.
Any instrument consisting of an elastic rod, with ends connected by a string, employed for giving reciprocating motion to a drill, or for preparing and arranging hair, fur, etc., used by hatters.
To play music on (a stringed) instrument using a bow.
To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
To defer (to something).
To make something bend or curve.
To become bent or curved.
To bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deference.
To give a direction, indication, or command to by bowing.