verb (used with object)
Origin of cowl
Examples from the Web for cowl
Historical Examples of cowl
Whereupon I turned to the spying friar and said; 'Hand me your robe and cowl.'Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight
Mathew Joseph Holt
I had divested myself of my monk's habit, and cut away the cowl from Madonna's.The Shame of Motley
Frey Bartolomeo shot a fierce glance at him from under his cowl.In the Days of Drake
J. S. Fletcher
Meanwhile, remember our proverb that says, 'It's not the cowl makes the monk.'Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.
Charles James Lever
If you are still troubled, some other cowl must be causing it now.
Word Origin for cowl
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.