Origin of fowling
noun, plural fowls, (especially collectively) fowl.
verb (used without object)
Origin of fowl
Related Words for fowlingshooting, fishery, angling, fishing, sporting, trapping, stalking, coursing, hawking, falconry, venery
Examples from the Web for fowling
Historical Examples of fowling
But still more interesting was the fowling among the marshes.Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt
What a splendid chance for a shot, if I only had my fowling piece.Her Mother's Secret
Emma D. E. N. Southworth
He did it every day of his life, when fishing and fowling, with his uncle, in the carr.The Settlers at Home
And here I must make an end of the most material part of Fowling.The School of Recreation (1684 edition)
A zest and flavour is added to all these by hunting and fowling in spare hours.Treatises on Friendship and Old Age
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Word Origin for fowl
Old English fugel "bird," representing the general Germanic word for them, from Proto-Germanic *foglaz (cf. Old Frisian fugel, Old Norse fugl, Middle Dutch voghel, Dutch vogel, German vogel, Gothic fugls), probably by dissimilation from *flug-la-, literally "flyer," from the same root as Old English fleogan, modern fly (v.1).
Originally "bird;" narrower sense of "domestic hen or rooster" (the main modern meaning) is first recorded 1570s; in U.S. also extended to ducks and geese. As a verb, Old English fuglian "to catch birds." Related: Fowled; fowling.
see neither fish nor fowl.