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    With a slip of the finger, she finished tying the elaborate bow in Flora's hair." Or even a secretive movement: "With a slip of the finger, he whisked the pearl necklace into his pocket."


    What does `bow' mean in the above context? (bow has many meanings in dictionaries)

    Also, I know whisked means (to take something/someone easily and quickly).

    But I cannot understand the above text with this meaning. Could you explain me?
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    Bow, in this context [/əʊ/, not /ɑʊ/]: http://www.hairribbons.com/newweb/im...air_ribbon.jpg

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    The clue is hair.

    bow (noun), any separate piece of looped, knotted, or shaped gathering of ribbon, cloth, paper, etc., used as a decoration, as on a package, dress, or the like.

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    Thank you friends.

    What about `whisked'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you friends.

    What about `whisked'?
    You need to look that one up. As noted, we are not a dictionary service. User_gary, you post copious posts on vocabulary, the meanings for which are easily and readily available at your fingertips. Please use a dictionary. This is your final warning.

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