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

  Howler \Howl"er\, n.
     1. One who howls.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) Any South American monkey of the genus Mycetes.
        Many species are known. They are arboreal in their habits,
        and are noted for the loud, discordant howling in which
        they indulge at night.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a joke that seems extremely funny [syn: belly laugh,
           sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow,
      2: monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud
         howling cry [syn: howler monkey, howler]
      3: a glaring blunder

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "howler":
     Irish bull, belly laugh, bloomer, blooper, blue story, blunder,
     bobble, bonehead play, boner, boo-boo, boob stunt, boot, clanger,
     clinker, dirty joke, dirty story, double entendre, dumb trick,
     error, ethnic joke, fool mistake, foozle, foul-up, fun,
     funny story, gaffe, gag, good one, good story, goof, jape, jest,
     jestbook, joke, laugh, louse-up, malapropism, mistake, muck-up,
     panic, play, point, pratfall, rib tickler, riot, scream, screamer,
     screw-up, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, sport, story,
     visual joke, wheeze, wow, yarn

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