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 Bowden.Bowels of Mercy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bowdlerise (To).
 
To expurgate a book in editing it. Thomas Bowdler, in 1818, gave to the world an expurgated edition of Shakespeare’s works. We have also Bowdlerite, Bowdlerist, Bowdleriser, Bowdlerism, Bowdlerisation, etc. (See GRANGERISE.)   1
 


 Bowden.Bowels of Mercy. 

 
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