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 Bower.Bower-woman (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bower Anchor.
 
An anchor carried at the bow of a ship. There are two: one called the best bower, and the other the small bower. (To rhyme with flower.)   1
        “Starboard being the best bower, and port the small bower.”—Smyth: Sailor’s Word-book.
 


 Bower.Bower-woman (A). 

 
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