sowl
Pronunciation Noun

sowl (plural sowls)

  1. (Britain, dialectal) A dainty; a relish#Noun|relish; a sauce; anything eaten with bread.
Noun

sowl (plural sowls)

  1. Archaic spelling of soul#English|soul.
Verb

sowl (sowls, present participle sowling; past and past participle sowled)

  1. (transitive) To pull#Verb|pull (especially an animal) by the ears; to drag#Verb|drag about.
    • c. 1608–1609, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene v], page 23 ↗, column 1:
      Hee'l go he ſayes, and ſole the Porter of Rome Gates by th'ears. He will mowe all downe before him, and leaue his paſſage polled#English|poul'd.
Verb

sowl (sowls, present participle sowling; past and past participle sowled)

  1. (obsolete) To soil#Verb|soil or stain#Verb|stain; to dirty#Verb|dirty.
    Synonyms: sullow, sully



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