verb (used with object), hou·seled, hou·sel·ing or (especially British) hou·selled, hou·sel·ling.
Origin of housel
Examples from the Web for housel
We were wedded out of hand by the priest that had been sent for to housel him, and in our true names.The Armourer's Prentices|Charlotte M. Yonge
As he arose from the slab, a bird in housel for the night flew out of the box.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
Let every Christian man strictly keep his Christianity, and go frequently to shrift and housel.
For they shrive them and housel them evermore once or twice in the week.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville|John Mandeville
Two clerics in surplice hold the housel cloth to catch any of the sacred elements which might accidentally fall.