Boweries
Bowery Bow"er*y, n.; pl. {Boweries}. [D. bouwerij.] A farm or plantation with its buildings. [U. S. Hist.] [1913 Webster]

The emigrants [in New York] were scattered on boweries or plantations; and seeing the evils of this mode of living widely apart, they were advised, in 1643 and 1646, by the Dutch authorities, to gather into ``villages, towns, and hamlets, as the English were in the habit of doing.'' --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]


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