an owl.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • Howlet — Howl et, n. [Equiv. to owlet, influenced by howl: cf. F. hulotte, OHG. h?wela, hiuwela.] (Zo[ o]l.) An owl; an owlet. [Written also {houlet}.] R. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • howlet — [hou′lit] n. [ME howlat, akin ? to Fr hulotte < OFr huler, to howl < L ululare, to howl: see ULULATE] Archaic an owl …   English World dictionary

  • howlet — /how lit/, n. Brit. Dial. an owl or owlet. [1425 75; late ME; perh. < F hulotte wood owl, perh. deriv. of MF huler to howl < Gmc; see HOWL] * * * …   Universalium

  • howlet — noun An owl; an owlet …   Wiktionary

  • howlet — North Country (Newcastle) Words the barn or white owl …   English dialects glossary

  • howlet — howl·et …   English syllables

  • howlet — ˈhau̇lə̇t, dial Brit ˈhül noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English howlat, howlott, probably from oule, owle, howle owl + at, ott (vars. of et) more at owl 1. now dialect : owl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Butcher, Susan Howlet — ▪ 2007       American sled dog racer and trainer (b. Dec. 26, 1954, Boston, Mass d. Aug. 5, 2006, Seattle, Wash.), dominated her sport for more than a decade and won the challenging 1,770 km (1,100 mi) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska four… …   Universalium

  • jenny-howlet — I Cleveland Dialect List (pronounced [jinny hullot]) the tawny owl II North Country (Newcastle) Words the tawny owl …   English dialects glossary

  • jenny howlet — noun dialect England : owl …   Useful english dictionary

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