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cowal

noun
  1. Australian a shallow lake or swampy depression supporting vegetation

Word Origin

from a native Australian language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for cowal

Historical Examples

  • The steady breeze came yet from Stron, and sat snug in the sails of the six boats that carried the Duke's men over to Cowal.

    The Lost Pibroch

    Neil Munro

  • The fishermen and their boats were far down on Cowal after signs of herring; the bay was given up to barque and gabbart alone.

  • He looked vaguely with half-shut eyes upon the looming round of Cowal, where Sitbean Sluaidhe was tipped with brass.

  • I am pleased that he is safe, though I would sooner hear he was in Cowal than in Campbell country.

    John Splendid

    Neil Munro

  • They have sacked and burned the greater part of Cowal; they have gone down as far as Knapdale.

    John Splendid

    Neil Munro


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