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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scowl  \Scowl\  (skoul),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scowled}  (skould); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Scowling}.]  [Akin  to  Dan.  skule;  cf  Icel. 
  skolla  to  skulk,  LG  schulen  to  hide  one's  self  D.  schuilen 
  G.  schielen  to  squint,  Dan.  skele,  Sw  skela,  AS  sceolh 
  squinting.  Cf  {Skulk}.] 
  1.  To  wrinkle  the  brows,  as  in  frowning  or  displeasure;  to 
  put  on  a  frowning  look  to  look  sour,  sullen,  severe,  or 
  She  scowled  and  frowned  with  froward  countenance. 
  2.  Hence  to  look  gloomy,  dark,  or  threatening;  to  lower. 
  ``The  scowling  heavens.''  --Thomson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scowl  \Scowl\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  look  at  or  repel  with  a  scowl  or  a  frown.  --Milton. 
  2.  To  express  by  a  scowl;  as  to  scowl  defiance. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scowl  \Scowl\,  n. 
  1.  The  wrinkling  of  the  brows  or  face  in  frowing;  the 
  expression  of  displeasure,  sullenness,  or  discontent  in 
  the  countenance;  an  angry  frown. 
  With  solemn  phiz,  and  critic  scowl.  --Lloyd. 
  2.  Hence  gloom;  dark  or  threatening  aspect.  --Burns. 
  A  ruddy  storm,  whose  scowl  Made  heaven's  radiant 
  face  look  foul.  --Crashaw. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  facial  expression  of  dislike  or  displeasure  [syn:  {frown}] 
  v  :  frown  with  displeasure 

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