Definition of Owler

1. n. One who owls; esp., one who conveys contraband goods. See Owling, n.



Definition of Owler

1. Noun. (Northern English dialect) The alder tree. ¹

2. Noun. (dated) A smuggler of sheep or wool (see owling). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Owler

1. a smuggler of wool or sheep [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Owler

owher
owie
owies
owing
owing(p)
owing to
owl
owl eye cell
owl parrot
owl parrots
owlbear
owlbears
owlclaws
owld
owled
owler (current term)
owleries
owlers
owlery
owlet
owlet moth
owlets
owlier
owliest
owliness
owling
owlish
owlishly
owlishness
owlishnesses

Literary usage of Owler

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1. The Lower Canada Law Journal by Kirby, James, b. 1840, James Kirby (1866)
"there was a stipulation that owler should not transfer his interest in the lease ... owler entered into possession in May, 1863, and continued in possession ..."

2. The Lower Canada Law Journal by Kirby, James, b. 1840 (1867)
"there was a stipulation that owler should not transfer his interest in the lease ... owler entered into possession in May, 1863, and continued in possession ..."

3. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"to come near him; and a Frenchman is since taken up for corresponding likewise with France, and also an owler on the coast of Sussex. ..."

4. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"An elegiac epistle, written to one sister on the death of another, is also deserving of mention. In disposition, he was mild and cheerful. owler. ..."

5. Worcestershire Place Names by William Henry Duignan (1905)
"... and olre, orl, a dialectic name for the alder- tree—the thick (close) alder. A Her, Eller, owler, Wallow, are also dialectic words for the alder. ..."

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