Courtesying
Courtesy Courte"sy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Courtesied} (-s[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Courtesying}.] To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bob — Bob, v. i. 1. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything. Bobbing and courtesying. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To angle with a bob. See {Bob}, n., 2 & 3. [1913 Webster] He ne er had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cherry — Bob Bob, v. i. 1. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything. Bobbing and courtesying. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To angle with a bob. See {Bob}, n., 2 & 3. [1913 Webster] He ne er had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Courtesied — Courtesy Courte sy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Courtesied} ( s[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Courtesying}.] To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Courtesy — Courte sy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Courtesied} ( s[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Courtesying}.] To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bob at an apple — Bob Bob, v. i. 1. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything. Bobbing and courtesying. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To angle with a bob. See {Bob}, n., 2 & 3. [1913 Webster] He ne er had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Charles C. Coffin: Four Years of Fighting — ▪ Primary Source       Autobiographies written by Union soldiers and journalists often included accounts of conversations with newly freed slaves; the section of Sherman s memoir covering the March and occupation of Savannah contains no fewer… …   Universalium

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