Origin of owl
Examples from the Web for owl
This video remedies that injustice, showcasing an owl doing a butterfly stroke in Lake Michigan.Swimming Owls, Jane Krakowski’s Peter Pan Live! Audition, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fernandez-Duque discovered that owl monkeys are the only reliably monogamous mammal species.
Owl monkey offspring get an inordinate amount of care from their fathers.
Heads the Owl Monkey Project, which has been studying owl monkeys in Argentina for 18 years.
Keeping the hours of an owl, he does most of the location scouting and exploration.A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners|Nina Strochlic|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When the owl stops they gather round again and go through the same performance more excitedly than before.Ways of Wood Folk|William J. Long
On January 15, 1950, an owl attacked an opossum caught in a live-trap.
Then from the little clump of trees came the hoot of an owl that caused him to straighten up quickly and to listen intently.The Cave of Gold|Everett McNeil
The owl, which the Indians were quite sure contained the soul of some great dead warrior, followed and continually menaced them.The Keepers of the Trail|Joseph A. Altsheler
And because they were so big, and because he could roll them, there was very little going on that Mr. Owl didn't see.Mother West Wind "How" Stories|Thornton W. Burgess
Word Origin for owl
Old English ule "owl," from Proto-Germanic *uwwalon- (cf. Middle Dutch, Dutch uil, Old High German uwila, German Eule, Old Norse ugla), a diminutive of PIE root *u(wa)l-, which is imitative of a wail or an owl's hoot (cf. Latin ulula "owl;" cf. also ululation). The bird was employed proverbially and figuratively in reference to nocturnal habits, ugliness, and appearance of gravity and wisdom (often ironic).
see night owl.