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em- +‎ bow


embow (third-person singular simple present embows, present participle embowing, simple past and past participle embowed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive, intransitive) To bend like a bow; to curve.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      embowed arches
    • Edmund Spenser
      with gilded horns embowed like the moon

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for embow in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)