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Definition of "bowie" [bowie]

  • A Bowie knife (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "bowie" in a sentence
  • "The knife which Terry drew, and which he afterwards designated as "a small sheath knife," was, including the handle, nine and a quarter inches long, the blade being five inches, having a sharp point, and is commonly called a bowie-knife."
  • "The Southern people use a long curved knife, called a bowie, after its inventor."
  • "To call his bowie-knife "a small sheath-knife," and the outrageous conduct of his wife "acts of indiscretion;" to pretend that he lost his temper because he was assaulted "while making an honest effort to peaceably and quietly enforce the order of the court," and finally to pretend that his wife had been "unnecessarily assaulted" in his presence, was all not only false, but simply absurd and ridiculous."