from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Christmas: a word often used as a burden or an exclamation in Christmas songs; hence, a Christmas carol, properly one written polyphonically.
  • noun An obsolete form of newel.
  • noun In founding, the inner part of the mold for castings of large hollow articles, such as tanks, cisterns, and steam-engine cylinders of large size. It answers to the core of smaller castings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The core, or the inner part, of a mold for casting a large hollow object.
  • noun The bottom part of a mold or of a flask, in distinction from the cope; the drag.
  • noun obsolete Christmas; also, a shout of joy at Christmas for the birth of the Savior.
  • noun (Mus.) A kind of hymn, or canticle, of mediæval origin, sung in honor of the Nativity of our Lord; a Christmas carol.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of noel.


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  • Fig. 1 shows an ordinary "gate" of fitting patterns being drawn from the drag or nowel part of the mould by means of a spike and rapper wielded by the moulder's hand after cope and drag have been rammed together on a "squeezer" and cope has been removed.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

  • From Middle English nowel, from Middle French nouel (kernel), from Late Latin nucalis

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  • If you make the whole story a nowel, i promise you that i'll read it, I was too late to start with this, and i didn't want to rush through 13-14 chapters hehe.

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