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howlet

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊlɪt
 
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Definition of howlet in English:

noun

chiefly Scottish
An owl or owlet.
Example sentences
  • For to me it seemeth a thing unreasonable, that, in this my decrepit age, I shall be compelled to fight against shadows, and howlets that dare not abide the light.

Origin

late 15th century: diminutive of owl, assimilated to the verb howl.

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