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Pronunciation : Cowl (koul)
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [AS cuhle, cugle, cugele; cf. dial. G. kogel, gugel, OF. coule, goule; all fr. LL. cuculla, cucullus, fr. L. cucullus cap, hood; perh. akin to celare to conceal, cella cell. Cf. Cucullate.]
Definition : 1. A monk's hood; -- usually attached to the gown. The nname was also applied to the hood and garment together. What differ more, you cry, than crown and cowl Pope.

2. A cowl-shaped cap, commonly turning with the wind, used to improve the draft of a chimney, ventilatingshaft, etc.

3. A wire cap for the smokestack of a locomotive.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Cowl
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. OF. cuvele, cuvel, dim. of F. cuve tub, vat, fr. L. cupa. See Cup.]
Definition : Defn: A vessel carried on a pole between two persons, for conveyance of water. Johnson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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