• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Sowl See Soul v. i.
    • v. t Sowl To pull by the ears; to drag about.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sowl Obsolete forms of soul, sole.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Sowl sowl (Shak.) to pull by the ears.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. prov. G. zaulen, zauseln, G. zausen, to tug, drag


In literature:

And here is Edward Burke, M.D., working his sowl out, for a miserable eight or ten shillings a day.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
And now I must die unshriven, wid that awful sin on me sowl.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
Refrishmint in thim, my frind, for body and sowl!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
What shall it profite a man / yf he wynne al the worlde / and lose his owne sowle.
"A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful" by Peter Martyr
Poor sowl, she's dead now.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
But his man, Georg Sowle, is still living, and hath 8.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
Ye may thank yourself that she will lose her sowl for ever.
"Live to be Useful" by Anonymous
I've heard her say sich things whin I've been in the shop that me very sowl-case shivered.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
So tell me where I'll find him, this praast, if there's the love o' mercy in any sowl o' ye,' says I.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
But bless me sowl I niver dramed it'd be afther grippin' a lad by the leg.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
An' the Lord have mercy on our sowls!
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
If you do go wrong, you don't do it from ignorance, but you do it wilfully, and your sowl will howl in hell for it.
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
Long may ye live, an' yer sowl to glory!
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
By the sowl of St. PAT.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 5, 1890" by Various
Here thee be; thee owes the man the money, and can't pay, so ur does this out of kindness to prevent thee being sowled oop loike.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
Only I hadn't a sowl to help me wi' them cattle.
"The Turn of the Road" by Rutherford Mayne
Livid posters, featuring a Messianic Sowles.
"Telempathy" by Vance Simonds
An' oh, Jane, Jane, I've scared the very sowl out of her.
"The Weans at Rowallan" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Bless yer beautiful sowl!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
Be m' sowl, it's heart-breakin' ye are, wit' yer shoutin' an' that-t!
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone

In poetry:

The Bishop took his leave,
Rejoicing in his sleeve.
The next ensuing day
SOWLS went and heard a play.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Pardon, my Lord, your SOWLS' excessive zeal,
It is a theme on which I strongly feel."
(The sermon somebody had sent him down
From London, at a charge of half-a-crown.)
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
For hours and hours that dismal actor walked,
And talked, and talked, and talked, and talked,
Till lethargy upon the parson crept,
And sleepy MICAH SOWLS serenely slept.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The worthy Bishop said, "My friend, no doubt
The Stage may be the place you make it out;
But if, my REVEREND SOWLS, you never go,
I don't quite understand how you're to know."
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"O by me sowl, that is the holy truth!
There's Rosie's cheek has kept a dimple still,
An' Mickie's eyes are bright—the craythur there
Died that the weeny ones might eat their fill."
"A Hungry Day" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Come, my dear sowl, Bridget, it's past nine o'clock,
And to see yez lying there it gives my heart a shock."
And he smoothed away the raven hair from her forehead,
And her hands hung heavily as if she had been dead.
"The Troubles of Matthew Mahoney" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Lisa Sowle Cahill is a longtime professor of theology at Boston College and a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics.
( Eric Sowl / May 17, 2012 ).
This week's One on One is on Lena-Winslow golfer Quinn Sowle .
Kerri-Lynn Watson, the daughter of Fran and Barry Watson of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Arron Sowle , the son of Barbara Rotowski and Phil Sowle of Amsterdam, at noon Aug 6.
Arron and Kerri-Lynn Sowle .
Sydney Sowles, a growing 20-month-old, hands her mom's credit card over for new outfits at Carolann's store in Hingham, Mass.
Directed by Laura Margolis and John Sowle Stageworks/Hudson, through July 15.
Enlarge Buy This Photo Whitmer's Mark Meyers and Central Catholic's Willis Sowle race to the finish line in the Division I 400-meter rela THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH.