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Bow-street Runners

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Detectives who scoured the country to find criminals, before the introduction of the police force. Bow Street, near Covent Garden, London, is where the principal police-court stands. (This bow rhymes with flow.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bouse
Boustrapa
Boustrophedon
Bouts-rimes [rhymed-endings]
Bovey Coal
Bow (to rhyme with flow)
Bow (to rhyme with now)
Bow Bells
Bow-catcher (A)
Bow-hand
Bow-street Runners
Bow-window in Front (A)
Bow-wow Word
Bowden
Bowdlerise (To)
Bowels of Mercy
Bower
Bower Anchor
Bower-woman (A)
Bower of Bliss
Bowie Knife

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