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nowel

nowel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nowel  \Now"el\,  n.  [See  {Noel}.]  [Written  also  {no["e]l}.] 
  1.  Christmas;  also  a  shout  of  joy  at  Christmas  for  the  birth 
  of  the  Savior.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  A  kind  of  hymn,  or  canticle,  of  medi[ae]val  origin, 
  sung  in  honor  of  the  Nativity  of  our  Lord;  a  Christmas 
  carol.  --Grove. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nowel  \Now"el\,  n.  [F.  noyau,  prop.,  a  kernel.  See  {Noyau}, 
  {Newel}  a  post.]  (Founding) 
  a  The  core,  or  the  inner  part  of  a  mold  for  casting  a 
  large  hollow  object. 
  b  The  bottom  part  of  a  mold  or  of  a  flask,  in 
  distinction  from  the  cope;  the  drag.