Definitions

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  • n. An abode or a haunt of owls.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An abode or a haunt of owls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abode or haunt of owls.
  • n. An owlish or owl-like character or habit.

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Examples

  • "I brought Ron round -- that took a while -- and we were dashing up to the owlery to contact Dumbledore when we met him in the entrance hall -- he already knew -- he just said, 'Harry's gone after him, hasn't he?' and hurtled off to the third floor."

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • She sometimes flew in to nibble his ear and have a bit of toast before going off to sleep in the owlery with the other school owls.

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • Grab brooms from the flying - key room, they'll get you out of the trapdoor and past Fluffy -- go straight to the owlery and send Hedwig to Dumbledore, we need him.

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • Or perhaps there is now no heroic wisdom left in England; England, once the land of heroes, is itself sunk now to a dim owlery, and habitation of doleful creatures, intent only on money-making and other forms of catching mice, for whom the proper gospel is the gospel of M'Croudy, and all nobler impulses and insights are forbidden henceforth?

    Latter-Day Pamphlets

  • Very well: the "light" is more and more withdrawn; and for some time you have a general dusk, very favorable for catching mice; and the opulent owlery is very "happy," and well-off at its banker's; -- and furthermore, by due sequence, infallible as the foundations of the Universe and Nature's oldest law, the light _returns_ on you, condensed, this time, into _lightning_, which there is not any skin whatever too thick for taking in!

    Latter-Day Pamphlets

  • I realized that I didn't want to cease my 'night-owlery' because I didn't want to … er, stop being young.

    Through The Illusion

  • Go straight to the owlery and send Hedwig to Dumbledore, right? "

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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