howlet

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howlet

(ˈhaʊlɪt)
n
(Animals) archaic poetic another word for owl
[C15: diminutive of howle owl]
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That St Withold's of Burton is a howlet's nest worth the harrying.
"Double." "Double?!" "Toil." "And trouble fire." "Burn." "And cauldron." "Bubble, fillet of fenny." "Snake in the cauldron!" "Boil." "And bake eye of newt." "And toe of frog wool." "Of bat and tongue." "Of dog adder's fork." "And blind worms sting lizards." "Leg and howlets?" "Wing for a charm--" "Of pow'rful trouble." "Like a hell-broth boil?" "And bubble double." "Double toil " "And trouble fire ..." "...