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 Bow-catcher (A).Bow-street Runners. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bow-hand.
 
The left hand; the hand which holds the bow. (This bow rhymes with flow.)   1
   To be too much of the bow-hand. To fail in a design; not be sufficiently dexterous.   2
 


 Bow-catcher (A).Bow-street Runners. 

 
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