Lowbell Low"bell`, n. [Low a flame + bell.] 1. A bell used in fowling at night, to frighten birds, and, with a sudden light, to make them fly into a net. [1913 Webster]

The fowler's lowbell robs the lark of sleep. --King. [1913 Webster]

2. A bell to be hung on the neck of a sheep. [1913 Webster]

A lowbell hung about a sheep's . . . neck. --Howell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lowbell — Low bell , v. t. To frighten, as with a lowbell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lowbell — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: perhaps from low (IV) + bell 1. : a small bell (as for the neck of a sheep or cow) 2. archaic : a bell used with a sudden casting of light to frighten, stupefy …   Useful english dictionary

  • loobel — variant of lowbell Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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