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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOWL

The basket contained a fowl and some eggs which she had just bought at a great price.

Even the fowl at Horn o' the Moon are not of the ordinary sort.

Pass through a sieve and use for masking meat, fowl, fish, &c.

At times she was even able to carry off a rabbit or a fowl given her by Desiree.

Fill the fowl with the stuffing, placing in the yolks and truffles.

Breast of veal boned may be used instead of a fowl to make a galantine.

After the fowl is picked, the plugs of the feathers pulled out, and the hairs carefully singed, let it be well washed and dried.

Stew the fowl in a white gravy; when it is done through and tender, add a large cupful of cream, with a bit of butter and flour.

More of the fowl gave up their labors, and looked and listened.

Life none; not a beast of the earth, nor a fowl of the air, nor the hum of an insect.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fugel "bird," representing the general Germanic word for them, from Proto-Germanic *foglaz (cf. Old Frisian fugel, Old Norse fugl, Middle Dutch voghel, Dutch vogel, German vogel, Gothic fugls), probably by dissimilation from *flug-la-, literally "flyer," from the same root as Old English fleogan, modern fly (v.1).

Originally "bird;" narrower sense of "domestic hen or rooster" (the main modern meaning) is first recorded 1570s; in U.S. also extended to ducks and geese. As a verb, Old English fuglian "to catch birds." Related: Fowled; fowling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FOWL

bird

nounflying animal

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nounundomesticated animals chased for food
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