Definition of Bowets
1. bowet [n] - See also: bowet
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Literary usage of Bowets
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1. The History of Civilisation in Scotland by John Mackintosh (1893)
"... lanterns and bowets set up and lighted at five o'clock in the evening, and to burn till nine, by the following persons:-Each barber on the highgate, ..."
2. Picture of Edinburgh: Containing a Description of the City and Its Environs by John Stark (1823)
"The first account of the city of Edinburgh being lighted in winter is in the year 1554, at which time the common-council ordered bowets or lanterns to be ..."
3. Old Glasgow and Its Environs: Historical and Topographical by Robert Reid (1864)
"In short distances, ladies frequently made use of hand bowets, having plates of thin horn in lieu of glass, which afforded a ready light to their footsteps, ..."
4. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward, Matthew Arnold (1901)
"... and make neat their bowets ; Using such cunning as they did dispose The ruddy piny with the lighter rose, The monk's-hoods with the bugloss, ..."
5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1848)
"... rejoices in their creative happiness, and troubled life prepares rest from its toil in many a pleasant place fair as the bowets of Paradise. ..."
6. The Works of Robert Fergusson by Robert Fergusson, Alexander Balloch Grosart (1851)
"F. From the Council Register of 1554 we find that' owing to the frequent robberies and assaults at night,' the Council ordered that year' lanterns or bowets ..."
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