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Bowdlerise (To)

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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.)

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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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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
Bowing
Bowled
Bowling
Bowls

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