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  • n  a man's tie that ties in a bow

  • But modern, mostly decorative neckwear dates from King Louis XIV of France, who first popularized the tie's predecessor, the cravat, after spotting the bow-tie-like embellishment .
  • Her circus-aerialist bustier is fronted with a bow-tie bodice; a top hat frames her pale face.

  • Colin Cowherd in Roanoke Times
    UVa football is the softest bunch of creampuff, bow-tie wearing, brie-cheese-eating, ascot-wearing wussies I have ever seen in my life,Cowherd said. "There's not a softer bunch of cookie-dough-eating wienies than the UVa football...

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