Winter is upon us; the biting winds rattle our window-shutters and howl down our chimneys.
I might as well have tried to howl down the hurricane in its fiercest mood.
And he'd howl down the ro'd in a big cloud of dust, For he made it his brag he was allus there fust.
As well might they have attempted to howl down a hurricane as to make themselves heard in the confusion.
They were paid by the popular favourite to howl down any likely rival.
Did you ever sing or howl down a rain barrel or into a long pipe or hallway and hear the sound?
early 13c., houlen, probably ultimately of imitative origin; similar formations are found in other Germanic languages. Related: Howled; howling. As a noun from 1590s.