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cowlnoun [C]

uk   us   /kaʊl/
a ​large, ​loosecovering for the ​head and sometimes ​shoulders, but not the ​face, ​wornespecially by monks a ​metalcover on the ​top of a chimney that ​helpssmoke to go up it and ​preventswind from ​blowing down it
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