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Posted By: Bert
31-Aug-07 - 12:27 AM
Thread Name: the gay and the grinding
Subject: RE: the gay and the grinding
Bow is an ancient usage for arch (bowman - archer). The bows, or arches, being bridges.

Famous ones being St. Mary Le Bow on Cheapside and the bow bridges in the East End near Bromley by Bow.