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Posted by on Aug. 3, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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bower \BOW-er\
DEFINITION noun

1: an attractive dwelling or retreat
2: a lady's private apartment in a medieval hall or castle
3: a shelter made with tree boughs or vines twined together : arbor

DID YOU KNOW?
"Bower" derives from Old English "bur," meaning "dwelling," and was originally used of attractive homes or retreats, especially rustic cottages. In the Middle Ages, "bower" came to refer to a lady's personal hideaway within a medieval castle or hall: her private apartment. Today's "arbor" sense combines the pastoral beauty of a rustic retreat with the privacy of a personal apartment. Although its tranquil modern meaning belies it, "bower" is distantly related to the far more roughshod "bowery," which is the name of a district in New York City at one time known mostly for its flophouses and pawn shops. The Bowery got its name from a Dutch term for a dwelling or farm that shares a common ancestor with the terms that gave rise to "bower."





by on Aug. 3, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Aug. 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

That's a new one for me :)

MomX3ThatsMe
by on Aug. 3, 2011 at 2:01 PM

 Never heard this one before! :)

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