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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Owl  \Owl\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Owled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  pry  about  to  prowl.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  2.  To  carry  wool  or  sheep  out  of  England.  [Obs.] 
  Note:  This  was  formerly  illegal,  and  was  done  chiefly  by 
  3.  Hence  to  carry  on  any  contraband  trade  [Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Owl  \Owl\,  n.  [AS.  [=u]le;  akin  to  D.  uil,  OHG.  [=u]wila,  G. 
  eule,  Icel.  ugla,  Sw  ugla,  Dan.  ugle.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  species  of  raptorial  birds  of  the  family 
  {Strigid[ae]}.  They  have  large  eyes  and  ears,  and  a 
  conspicuous  circle  of  feathers  around  each  eye.  They  are 
  mostly  nocturnal  in  their  habits. 
  Note:  Some  species  have  erectile  tufts  of  feathers  on  the 
  head.  The  feathers  are  soft  and  somewhat  downy.  The 
  species  are  numerous.  See  {Barn  owl},  {Burrowing  owl}, 
  {Eared  owl},  {Hawk  owl},  {Horned  owl},  {Screech  owl}, 
  {Snowy  owl},  under  {Barn},  {Burrowing},  etc 
  Note:  In  the  Scriptures  the  owl  is  commonly  associated  with 
  desolation;  poets  and  story-tellers  introduce  it  as  a 
  bird  of  ill  omen.  .  .  .  The  Greeks  and  Romans  made  it 
  the  emblem  of  wisdom,  and  sacred  to  Minerva,  --  and 
  indeed  its  large  head  and  solemn  eyes  give  it  an  air  of 
  wisdom.  --Am.  Cyc. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  variety  of  the  domestic  pigeon. 
  {Owl  monkey}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  South 
  American  nocturnal  monkeys  of  the  genus  {Nyctipithecus}. 
  They  have  very  large  eyes.  Called  also  {durukuli}. 
  {Owl  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  large  moth  ({Erebus  strix}). 
  The  expanse  of  its  wings  is  over  ten  inches. 
  {Owl  parrot}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  kakapo. 
  {Sea  owl}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  lumpfish. 
  {Owl  train},  a  cant  name  for  certain  railway  trains  whose  run 
  is  in  the  nighttime. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  nocturnal  bird  of  prey  with  hawk-like  beak  and  claws  and 
  large  head  with  front-facing  eyes  [syn:  {bird  of  Minerva}, 
  {bird  of  night}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    {Office  Workstations  Limited}. 
  2.    {Object  Windows  Language}. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  The  original  name  of  {Trellis}. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (1.)  Heb.  bath-haya'anah,  "daughter  of  greediness"  or  of 
  "shouting."  In  the  list  of  unclean  birds  (Lev.  11:16;  Deut. 
  14:15);  also  mentioned  in  Job  30:29;  Isa.  13:21;  34:13;  43:20; 
  Jer.  50:39;  Micah  1:8.  In  all  these  passages  the  Revised  Version 
  translates  ostrich"  (q.v.),  which  is  the  correct  rendering. 
  (2.)  Heb.  yanshuph  rendered  "great  owl"  in  Lev.  11:17;  Deut. 
  14:16,  and  owl"  in  Isa.  34:11.  This  is  supposed  to  be  the 
  Egyptian  eagle-owl  (Bubo  ascalaphus),  which  takes  the  place  of 
  the  eagle-owl  (Bubo  maximus)  found  in  Southern  Europe.  It  is 
  found  frequenting  the  ruins  of  Egypt  and  also  of  the  Holy  Land. 
  "Its  cry  is  a  loud,  prolonged,  and  very  powerful  hoot.  I  know 
  nothing  which  more  vividly  brought  to  my  mind  the  sense  of 
  desolation  and  loneliness  than  the  re-echoing  hoot  of  two  or 
  three  of  these  great  owls  as  I  stood  at  midnight  among  the 
  ruined  temples  of  Baalbek"  (Tristram). 
  The  LXX.  and  Vulgate  render  this  word  by  "ibis",  i.e.,  the 
  Egyptian  heron. 
  (3.)  Heb.  kos,  rendered  "little  owl"  in  Lev.  11:17;  Deut. 
  14:16,  and  owl"  in  Ps  102:6.  The  Arabs  call  this  bird  "the 
  mother  of  ruins."  It  is  by  far  the  most  common  of  all  the  owls 
  of  Palestine.  It  is  the  Athene  persica,  the  bird  of  Minerva,  the 
  symbol  of  ancient  Athens. 
  (4.)  Heb.  kippoz  the  "great  owl"  (Isa.  34:15);  Revised 
  Version,  "arrow-snake;"  LXX.  and  Vulgate,  "hedgehog,"  reading  in 
  the  text,  kippod  instead  of  kippoz  There  is  no  reason  to  doubt 
  the  correctness  of  the  rendering  of  the  Authorized  Version. 
  Tristram  says:  "The  word  [i.e.,  kippoz]  is  very  possibly  an 
  imitation  of  the  cry  of  the  scops  owl  (Scops  giu),  which  is  very 
  common  among  ruins,  caves,  and  old  walls  of  towns...It  is  a 
  migrant,  returning  to  Palestine  in  spring." 
  (5.)  Heb.  lilith,  "screech  owl"  (Isa.  34:14,  marg.  and  R.V., 
  "night  monster").  The  Hebrew  word  is  from  a  root  signifying 
  "night."  Some  species  of  the  owl  is  obviously  intended  by  this 
  word  It  may  be  the  hooting  or  tawny  owl  (Syrnium  aluco),  which 
  is  common  in  Egypt  and  in  many  parts  of  Palestine.  This  verse  in 
  Isaiah  is  "descriptive  of  utter  and  perpetual  desolation,  of  a 
  land  that  should  be  full  of  ruins,  and  inhabited  by  the  animals 
  that  usually  make  such  ruins  their  abode." 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Object  Windows  Library  (Borland,  API) 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Open  Windows  Library  (API) 

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