Howel How"el, n. A tool used by coopers for smoothing and chamfering rheir work, especially the inside of casks. [1913 Webster]

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  • Howel — How el, v. t. To smooth; to plane; as, to howel a cask. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • howel — I. ˈhau̇(ə)l noun ( s) Etymology: probably from Low German höwel plane, from Middle Low German hövel; akin to Old High German hubil hill, Old English hȳf beehive more at hive 1. : a cooper s plane having a convex sole for smoothing the insides… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Howel — The primary source of this ancient and distinguished surname is the Old Welsh male given name Hywel meaning Eminent, Prominent . This name was borne by Huwal West Wala cyning (King of the West Welsh), recorded in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles of… …   Surnames reference

  • howel — /how euhl/, n. a channel cut along the inside edge of a barrel stave to receive the barrelhead. [1795 1805; perh. < Dan hövl < MLG hövel; c. G Hobel kind of plane] * * * …   Universalium

  • howel — how·el …   English syllables

  • Howel Williams — (1898 1980) was a noted American geologist and volcanologist. He was born of Welsh parents in Liverpool, England, on October 12, 1898. He received a BA in geography in 1923 and an MA in archaeology in 1924 from Liverpool University. He studied… …   Wikipedia

  • Howel-Evans syndrome — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 33404 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = 148500 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Howel Evans syndrome is an extremely rare condition in which the skin of the palms of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Howel-Evans syndrome — How·el Ev·ans syndrome (houґəl evґənz) [William Howel Evans, British physician, 1925–1997] see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Howel-Evans syndrome — a rare type of diffuse palmoplantar keratoderma usually seen in children and associated with development of esophageal cancer later in life …   Medical dictionary

  • Harris, Howel — (1714–73)    Missionary and Denomination Founder.    Harris was born in humble circumstances in Talgarth, Wales. Initially he earned his living as a school master, but he had a conversion experience at the age of twenty one. Planning to be an… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

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