from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The alder tree.
  • n. A smuggler of sheep or wool (see owling).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who owls; esp., one who conveys contraband goods. See owling, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One guilty of the offense of owling; a smuggler, especially of wool.
  • n. An alder-tree.


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  • The owler only refrained because he became aware of his daughter's presence, and to his great bewilderment read in her face not horror or misery, but a strange passionate relief.

    In Kings' Byways

  • Hilary Duff is the world's most famous owler -- to date

  • Coals of Arms, and Antiquarian Remains, copied — from \ery an - cient and authentic Draughts flill exilUng — by an ingenious Artiil owler my own infpedlion.

    The Monthly Review


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  • sheep or wool smuggler

    July 24, 2008