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Adjective, Noun


     Shading, like a bower; full of bowers.  [1913 Webster]
    "A bowery maze that shades the purple streams."  [1913 Webster]
boweryn. [D. bouwerij.].
     A farm or plantation with its buildings.  [1913 Webster]
    "The emigrants [in New York] were scattered on boweries or plantations; and seeing the evils of this mode of living widely apart, they were advised, in 1643 and 1646, by the Dutch authorities, to gather into “villages, towns, and hamlets, as the English were in the habit of doing.”"  [1913 Webster]
     Characteristic of the street called the Bowery, in New York city; swaggering; flashy.  [1913 Webster]


bowery, n. (also Bowery) (pl. -ies) US a district known as a resort of drunks and down-and-outs.

orig. the Bowery, a street in New York City, f. Du. bouwerij farm

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