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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fowl  \Fowl\,  n. 
 
  Note:  Instead  of  the  pl  {Fowls}  the  singular  is  often  used 
  collectively.  [OE.  foul,  fowel,  foghel  fuhel,  fugel, 
  AS  fugol;  akin  to  OS  fugal  D.  &  G.  vogel,  OHG.  fogal, 
  Icel.  &  Dan.  fugl,  Sw  fogel,  f[*a]gel,  Goth.  fugls;  of 
  unknown  origin,  possibly  by  loss  of  l,  from  the  root  of 
  E.  fly,  or  akin  to  E.  fox,  as  being  a  tailed  animal.] 
  1.  Any  bird;  esp.,  any  large  edible  bird. 
 
  Let  them  have  dominion  over  the  fish  of  the  sea,  and 
  over  the  fowl  of  the  air.  --Gen.  i.  26. 
 
  Behold  the  fowls  of  the  air;  for  they  sow  not 
  --Matt.  vi 
  26. 
 
  Like  a  flight  of  fowl  Scattered  by  winds  and  high 
  tempestuous  gusts.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Any  domesticated  bird  used  as  food,  as  a  hen,  turkey, 
  duck;  in  a  more  restricted  sense  the  common  domestic  cock 
  or  hen  ({Gallus  domesticus}). 
 
  {Barndoor  fowl},  or  {Barnyard  fowl},  a  fowl  that  frequents 
  the  barnyard;  the  common  domestic  cock  or  hen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fowl  \Fowl\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fowled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fowling}.] 
  To  catch  or  kill  wild  fowl,  for  game  or  food,  as  by  shooting, 
  or  by  decoys,  nets,  etc 
 
  Such  persons  as  may  lawfully  hunt,  fish,  or  fowl. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Fowling  piece},  a  light  gun  with  smooth  bore,  adapted  for 
  the  use  of  small  shot  in  killing  birds  or  small 
  quadrupeds. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fowl 
  n  1:  a  domesticated  gallinaceous  bird  though  to  be  descended 
  from  the  red  jungle  fowl  [syn:  {domestic  fowl},  {poultry}] 
  2:  the  flesh  of  a  bird  or  fowl  (wild  or  domestic)  used  as  food 
  [syn:  {bird}] 
  v  1:  hunt  fowl 
  2:  hunt  fowl,  as  in  the  forest 




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