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howel

[hou-uh l]
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  1. a channel cut along the inside edge of a barrel stave to receive the barrelhead.
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Origin of howel

1795–1805; perhaps < Danish hövl < Middle Low German hövel; cognate with German Hobel kind of plane
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Historical Examples

  • The name of Capt. Howel Davis stands high among his fellows.

    Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates

    Howard Pyle

  • Morgan chose Howel and another, and they departed towards the church.

    Pabo, The Priest

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • "We have but the staff of Cynwyl; but that is mighty and greatly resorted to," said Howel.

    Pabo, The Priest

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • He had done so, and at a distance, after Howel and Morwen, he had entered the mine.

    Pabo, The Priest

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • Immediately two men-at-arms entered, leading Howel between them.

    Pabo, The Priest

    Sabine Baring-Gould