- A necktie in the form of a bow or a knot with two loops
- A pattern used for patchwork quilts, resembling such a necktie
- The term bow tie (so called for its shape) refers in science to a recent concept that tries to grasp the essence of some operational and functional structures observed in biological organisms and other kinds of complex and self-organizing systems.
- bow tie: a man's tie that ties in a bow
- The bow tie (or informally called a dickie bow) is a type of men's necktie. It consists of a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the two opposite ends form loops.
- A napkin, or face towel (also in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa: serviette) is a rectangle of cloth or tissue paper used at the table for wiping the mouth while eating. It is usually small and folded.
- a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
- A square piece of cloth or paper used at a meal to wipe the fingers or lips and to protect garments, or to serve food on
- A baby's diaper
- diaper: garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
- bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
- (of a piece of furniture or equipment) Be able to be bent or rearranged into a flatter or more compact shape, typically in order to make it easier to store or carry
- Bend (something flexible and relatively flat) over on itself so that one part of it covers another
- Mix an ingredient gently with (another ingredient), esp. by lifting a mixture with a spoon so as to enclose it without stirring or beating
- an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
- incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; "Fold the egg whites into the batter"
Center: Lantana Bow Ties
This macro is the closest I have gotten to show the details of the little "bow ties" that form the center of the lantana flower. Each of these tiny structures open to bloom with the large trumpet-like tube with the brilliant petals in white or pink with vivid yellow and orange centers. Each "bow tie" measures about 3/16".
This image was taken at my home at the end of the afternoon when the backlight from the west was the sharpest for contrast.
napkin folds at the Anaheim White House
a lovely meal, courtesy of the good folks at ProQuest/UMI
the bow tie, incidentally, was also a business card