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gowl

noun
  1. Midland English dialect the substance often found in the corner of the eyes after sleep
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Historical Examples

  • Then, uttering one deep, cavernous “gowl” it came straight for them.

    Haviland's Chum

    Bertram Mitford

  • A single “gowl” came from his throat, as he was flung back off the sharp horns of the antelope.

  • Ere he had reached the corner, a gowl of anger and grief struck his ear, and he wheeled eagerly.

  • At this the heart within me gave way, and I roared out in my helpless pain a perfect "gowl" of anger and grief.


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