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 Bow Bells.Bow-hand. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bow-catcher (A).
 
A corruption of “Beau Catcher,” a love-curl, termed by the French an accroche cœur. A lovecurl worn by a man is a Bell-rope, i.e. a rope to pull the belles with.   1
 


 Bow Bells.Bow-hand. 

 
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