owlful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From owl +‎ -ful.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈaʊlfᵿl/, /ˈaʊlfl̩/

Adjective[edit]

owlful ‎(comparative more owlful, superlative most owlful)

  1. (literary) Full of owls.
    • 1973, Thomas Kinsella, “The Clearing” in Antæus, ed. Daniel Halpern, page 105:
      Impenetrable growth surrounds him. // Owlful. Batful. // Great moths of prey.
    • 1984, Punch CCLXXXVI/ii, page 67:
      Mrs Adcock will invariably force you to take two, leaving you to stagger into the owlful night.
    • 2001, J. Allyn Rosser, Misery Prefigured, part three, “Rods and R.”, pages 40–41, lines 34–36:
      What // is that on the unmooned owlful slope, // the silver movement five yards west of your glance?
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:owlful.

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