the shock front along which the solar wind encounters a planet’s magnetic field.
the distance a bow sends an arrow. Historical Examples Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle The Trapper’s Daughter Gustave Aimard Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston Nooks and Corners of Shropshire H. Thornhill Timmins Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell […]
a spar projecting from the upper end of the bow of a sailing vessel, for holding the tacks of various jibs or stays and often supporting a jib boom. Historical Examples A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden W. A. Ross Up the River Oliver Optic Gatherings From Spain Richard Ford Up the River […]
a street in London, England: location of a metropolitan police court. Historical Examples Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXIII.–April, 1852.–Vol. IV. Various Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Joseph Grimaldi Here and There in London J. Ewing Ritchie Dryden’s Works (8 of 18): Amphitryon; King Arthur; Cleomenes; Love Triumphant John Dryden Caleb Williams […]
noun (in Britain from 1749 to 1829) an officer at Bow Street magistrates’ court, London, whose duty was to pursue and arrest criminals Historical Examples Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton Lost Sir Massingberd, v. 2/2 James Payn Lost Sir Massingberd, v. 2/2 James Payn Lost Sir Massingberd, v. 2/2 James Payn Lost Sir Massingberd, […]