verb (used with object), hou·seled, hou·sel·ing or (especially British) hou·selled, hou·sel·ling.
Origin of housel
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Historical Examples of housel
I pray you let me go upon my way, for there are those whom I would shrive and housel.Sir Nigel
Arthur Conan Doyle
For they shrive them and housel them evermore once or twice in the week.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
As he arose from the slab, a bird in housel for the night flew out of the box.The Prince of India, Volume II
In this life we require bread, and instruction, and partaking of the 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