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cowled

[kould] /kaʊld/
adjective
1.
wearing a cowl.
2.
shaped like a cowl; cucullate.
Origin of cowled
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; cowl + -ed3

cowl

[koul] /kaʊl/
noun
1.
a hooded garment worn by monks.
2.
the hood of this garment.
3.
part of a garment that is draped to resemble a cowl or hood.
4.
the forward part of the body of a motor vehicle supporting the rear of the hood and the windshield and housing the pedals and instrument panel.
5.
a cowling.
6.
a hoodlike covering for increasing the draft of a chimney or ventilator.
7.
a wire netting fastened to the top of the smokestack of a locomotive to prevent large sparks from being discharged; a spark arrester.
verb (used with object)
8.
to cover with or as if with a cowl.
9.
to put a monk's cowl on.
10.
to make a monk of.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English cou(e)le, Old English cugele, cūle < Late Latin cuculla monk's hood, variant of Latin cucullus hood
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  • Gaskell, in the shadows of the cowled fireplace jumped in sheer alarm.

    The Lion's Skin Rafael Sabatini
  • "What you have seen—you have seen," the cowled form replied enigmatically.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • cowled architects of the XIX century rebuilt their monastery.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • She threw far from her a cowled cloak that she had on, and said to Agnes: "Leave us."

  • In the beam of this he sat, cowled in white, but his face was shadowed.

    Rest Harrow Maurice Hewlett
  • Close beside me were two cowled monks, and I believe that it was one of them who spoke.

    Wulf the Saxon G. A. Henty
  • The sky is cowled with cloud, save where a sullen sunset shoots blood-red rays across the plain.

    Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
  • But the shadow of the cowled and cloaked figure stood statue-like and never moved.

    In the Days of Drake J. S. Fletcher
  • Close to the walls they go, their hands meekly folded, their cowled heads bent to the ground, and yet their eyes note everything.

    In the Days of Drake J. S. Fletcher
British Dictionary definitions for cowled

cowl

/kaʊl/
noun
1.
a hood, esp a loose one
2.
the hooded habit of a monk
3.
a cover fitted to a chimney to increase ventilation and prevent draughts
4.
the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
5.
(aeronautics) another word for cowling
verb (transitive)
6.
to cover or provide with a cowl
7.
to make a monk of
Word Origin
Old English cugele, from Late Latin cuculla cowl, from Latin cucullus covering, cap, hood
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Word Origin and History for cowled

cowl

n.

Old English cule, from earlier cugele, from Late Latin cuculla "monk's cowl," variant of Latin cucullus "hood, cowl," of uncertain origin. Cowling is 1917 in the aircraft sense.

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