Owled
Owl Owl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Owled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Owling}.] 1. To pry about; to prowl. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. To carry wool or sheep out of England. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Note: This was formerly illegal, and was done chiefly by night. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, to carry on any contraband trade. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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