shewel

noun
shew·​el | \ ˈshüəl \
plural -s

Definition of shewel

archaic
: scarecrow especially : one made of feathers tied to a string

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History and Etymology for shewel

back-formation from Middle English sheules, sheweles; akin to Middle Low German schūwelse scarecrow, Middle High German schiusel scarecrow, Old High German sciuhen to scare off, Old English scēoh shy

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“Shewel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shewel. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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