owling

noun
owl·​ing | \ ˈau̇liŋ \
plural -s

Definition of owling

: the act of smuggling wool or sheep out of England also : the carrying on of contraband trade of any kind

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History and Etymology for owling

owl entry 1 + -ing; probably from the nocturnal habits of the owl

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“Owling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/owling. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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