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 for owl
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Owl \Owl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Owled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Owling.]
     1. To pry about; to prowl. [Prov. Eng.]
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     2. To carry wool or sheep out of England. [Obs.]
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     Note: This was formerly illegal, and was done chiefly by
           night.
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     3. Hence, to carry on any contraband trade. [Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Owl \Owl\ (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila,
     G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.]
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     1. (Zool.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family
        Strigidae. They have large eyes and ears, and a
        conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are
        mostly nocturnal in their habits.
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     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.
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     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.
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     2. (Zool.) A variety of the domestic pigeon.
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     Owl monkey (Zool.), any one of several species of South
        American nocturnal monkeys of the genus Nyctipithecus.
        They have very large eyes. Called also durukuli.
  
     Owl+moth+(Zool.),+a+very+large+moth+({Erebus+strix">Owl moth (Zool.), a very large moth ({Erebus strix). The
        expanse of its wings is over ten inches.
  
     Owl parrot (Zool.), the kakapo.
  
     Sea owl (Zool.), the lumpfish.
  
     Owl train, a cant name for certain railway trains whose run
        is in the nighttime.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  owl
      n 1: nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and
           large head with front-facing eyes [syn: owl, bird of
           Minerva, bird of night, hooter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "owl":
     angry clouds, avifauna, baby bird, bird, bird of Jove,
     bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage,
     bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy, black cat, black clouds,
     broken mirror, cage bird, chick, cygnet, diving bird, dove, eagle,
     eaglet, fish-eating bird, fledgling, flightless bird, fowl,
     fruit-eating bird, fulmar, game bird, gathering clouds,
     halcyon bird, insect-eating bird, migrant, migratory bird,
     nestling, oscine bird, passerine bird, peacock, peafowl, peahen,
     perching bird, pigeon, rainbow, ratite, raven, sea bird,
     seed-eating bird, shooting star, shore bird, songbird, squab,
     storm clouds, storm petrel, stormy petrel, swan, thundercloud,
     thunderhead, wading bird, warbler, water bird, waterfowl,
     wildfowl
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  OWL
         Ontology Web Language (WWW, W3C)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  OWL
         Object Windows Library (Borland, API)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  OWL
         Open Windows Library (API)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  OWL
  
     1.  Office Workstations Limited.
  
     2.  Object Windows Language.
  
     (1996-01-13)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Owl
  
     The original name of Trellis.
  
     (1995-01-19)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Owl
     (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."
     

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