|n.||1.||A bell used in fowling at night, to frighten birds, and, with a sudden light, to make them fly into a net.|
The fowler's lowbell robs the lark of sleep.
|2.||A bell to be hung on the neck of a sheep.|
A lowbell hung about a sheep's . . . neck.
|v. t.||1.||To frighten, as with a lowbell.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.