• WordNet 3.6
    • n rowel a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rowel A little flat ring or wheel on horses' bits. "The iron rowels into frothy foam he bit."
    • Rowel (Far) A roll of hair, silk, etc., passed through the flesh of horses, answering to a seton in human surgery.
    • Rowel The little wheel of a spur, with sharp points. "With sounding whip, and rowels dyed in blood."
    • v. t Rowel (Far) To insert a rowel, or roll of hair or silk, into (as the flesh of a horse).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rowel A small wheel, ring, or circle.
    • n rowel The wheel of a horseman's spur, armed with pointed rays.
    • n rowel A roller on the mouthpiece of an old form of bit for horses.
    • n rowel In farriery, a seton inserted in the flesh of an animal. Rowels are made of horsehair, leather, and sometimes of silk, as is the practice with setons inserted in the human body.
    • n rowel The spiked wheel of some forms of soil-pulverizers and wheel-harrows.
    • rowel To use the rowel on; put spurs to.
    • rowel In farriery, to apply a rowel to.
    • rowel To furnish with a rowel, as a spur.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rowel row′el the little wheel in a spur, set with sharp points: a little flat wheel or ring on horses' bits: a seton inserted in the flesh of an animal
    • v.t Rowel to put spurs on: to apply the spur to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. roele, rouele, properly, a little wheel, F. rouelle, collop, slice, LL. rotella, a little wheel, dim. of L. rota, a wheel. See Roll, and cf. Rota


In literature:

I had sent in all haste for Dr. Rowell, but as yet he had not arrived, and the strain was terrible.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
N. W. Rowell were outstanding also in their high opinion of, and their great interest in, the riders of the plains.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
The sharp rowels of Kilmeny's spurs had sunk into the flesh and saved their owner.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Setons, or rowels, in the dewlap are also very beneficial.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
A boot, with its jingling rowels, struck upon the tiled floor.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The best I ever purchased was at Rowell's, at Carlisle.
"The Teesdale Angler" by R Lakeland
To urge you, let despair serve in its stead As roweled spur.
"Mr. Faust" by Arthur Davison Ficke
Mr. Rowell, of Waimea, met us.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
Auntie en Mr. Rowell never know what to make of it neither.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Still Ashton swung his sharp-roweled spurs.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet

In poetry:

Their rowels ripped their horses' sides,
Their hearts were red with a deeper goad,
But ever alone before them all
Gillespie rode, Gillespie rode.
"Gillespie." by Sir Henry Newbolt
Ride with an idle whip, ride with an unused heel,
But, once in a way, there will come a day
When the colt must be taught to feel
The lash that falls, and the curb that galls, and the sting
of the rowelled steel.
"The Conversion of Aurelian McGoggin" by Rudyard Kipling
The horse sank down, and RAYMOND then
Started to see the foaming rein,
The drops that hung on the courser's hide,
And the rowel's red trace on its panting side;
And deep shame mingled with remorse,
As he brought the cool stream to his fallen horse.
"The Troubadour. Canto 2" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

In news:

Back 15 weeks ago when the 2007 Pigskin Picks kicked off the season, big news came out about veteran panelist Ernie "Big E" Rowell.
Lessons Learned From Galen Rowell.
She was the beloved wife of the late Rowell L Mandeville .
Ray Dean Rowell, loving husband, father and friend, was born April 8, 1936, in Wichita, Kan. To Fred and Edna Rowell.
ABC/RICK ROWELL The Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky got dumped by Frank after the three remaining bachelors flew to the Le Tahaa Island Resort Spa in Tahiti .
Rowell pitches Cortland to NCAA World Series.
Sandy Creek graduate Lyndsay Rowell is having a big season for the SUNY Cortland softball team.
Agency Director Jay Rowell said Wednesday the emails will offer help to companies in hiring, setting wages and building business plans.
Congrats Emily Rowell, Smartest in Lower Alabama today.
Education Foundation of Martin County presents grant check to Citrus Grove Elementary teacher Suzanne Martin-Rowell in her classroom Friday morning.
ABC/RICK ROWELL (LOS ANGELES) — A prowler was arrested Sunday night at the Beverly Hills, Calif, home of Tom Cruise, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images.
Students include Ethan Lance Allura Hambrick Trenton Burnes Dakoda Darr Eryn Money Lucas Henry Cade Keplinger and Dylan Rowell.
Riders in the Dolores Cyclocross battle snow as well as the obstacle course Saturday afternoon at Joe Rowell Park.
Sophia Villafane hands Mike Sampson a piece of pound cake as he passes by in the Cyclocross Race Saturday in Joe Rowell Park.

In science:

His guidance and instruction made this paper possible. I would also like to thank Eric Rowell for the suggestions and corrections he has made.
On braided near-group categories
Rowell, On the classification of the Grothendieck rings of non-self-dual modular categories, J.
Faithful simple objects, orders and gradings of fusion categories
Rowell pointed out to me that the braid group representation ρR from type II can be seen to factor over the BMW-algebra with parameters r = q = eπ i/4 (see [We]).
Invariants of links from the generalized Yang-Baxter equation
Rowell, Generalized and quasi-localizations of braid group representations, to appear in Int.
Invariants of links from the generalized Yang-Baxter equation
Rowell, Two-Dimensional Electrical Conductivity in Quench-Condensed Metal Films, Phys.
Superinsulator-Superconductor Duality in Two Dimensions