This indicates an explosion inside the engine that spewed debris and tore away the cowling.
It was just in the front—right on the front just above the cowling on the motorcycle.
Her eyes sought the cowling of the little machine fearfully.
The old man hoisted himself, leaned over the cowling gibbered in Dick's ear.
Figure 33 illustrates the latter type located between the cowling and the crankcase.
He expected to see his rain of lead tear through the cowling of the stranger and deal death and frenzy.
cowling, his master, was an Englishman by birth, and followed black-smithing for a living.
For as lightning cometh out of the east and appeareth even into the west: so shall also the cowling of the Son of man be.
After going over my engine, I found that a tappet rod had broken and stripped the cowling.
He caught hold of it somehow and made the end fast to the cowling brace.
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.