Definition of Owling

1. n. The offense of transporting wool or sheep out of England contrary to the statute formerly existing.



Definition of Owling

1. Noun. formerly, the smuggling of sheep or wool out of England ¹

2. Noun. Birding specifically for owls. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Owling

1. owl [v] - See also: owl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Owling

owlbear
owlbears
owlclaws
owld
owled
owler
owleries
owlers
owlery
owlet
owlet moth
owlets
owlier
owliest
owliness
owling (current term)
owlish
owlishly
owlishness
owlishnesses
owlism
owllight
owllike
owls
owly
owly-eyed
owly eied
own
own(a)
own controls

Literary usage of Owling

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"owling, or the transporting of wool or sheep out of the kingdom, ... owling. The offense called "owling" consisted in the transporting of wool or sheep out ..."

2. Historical Records of the Second Royal Surrey: Or Eleventh Regiment of Militia by John Davis (1877)
"... 1778—Digest of Militia laws—Companies at Ring-wood to aid the Customs officers in preventing owling and smuggling—Surrey Militia encamped in Coxheath, ..."

3. The Most Material Parts of Blackstone's Commentaries, Reduced to Questions by John C. Devereux, William Blackstone, Asa Kinne (1891)
"owling. 2. Smuggling. 3. Fraudulent bankruptcy. 4. Usury. 5. Cheating. ... What is owling ?—154. owling, so called from its being usually carried on in the ..."

4. Literature Pockets, Caldecott Winner by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Jill Norris (2001)
"II You Go owling... have to be aglet so you don't scare the owls away. ... Students recall events and then make charts of "owling" advice. ..."

5. The Official Post office directory of New South Wales (1867)
"... William, farmer, Fish river Brown, James, farmer Brown, Charles, farmer Brown, Thomas, farmer, Dog back Brown, Thomas, farmer, owling creek Brown, ..."

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