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 Bowels of Mercy.Bower Anchor. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bower.
 
A lady’s private room. (Anglo-Saxon bur, a chamber.) (To rhyme with flower.) (See BOUDOIR.)   1
        “By a back staircase she slipped to her own bower.”—Bret Harte: Thankful Blossoms, part ii.
 


 Bowels of Mercy.Bower Anchor. 

 
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