Shewel Shew"el, n. A scarecrow. [Obs.] --Trench. [1913 Webster]

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  • shewel — shew·el …   English syllables

  • shewel — ˈshüəl noun ( s) Etymology: back formation from Middle English sheules, sheweles; akin to Middle Low German schūwelse scarecrow, Middle High German schiusel scarecrow, Old High German sciuhen to scare off, Old English scēoh shy more at shy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aschewele — v. a. == frighten. O. and N. 1611. A ‘shewel,’ or ‘shawel,’ was a scarecrow. See O. and N. 1646 …   Oldest English Words

  • schewill — var. shewel Obs …   Useful english dictionary

  • sewel — variant of shewel Obs., scarecrow …   Useful english dictionary

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