Very often they sighed, and sometimes there was a pensive quietness broken only by the hoot-owl.
From the Bowhead the sound comes like the drawn-out "hoo-hoo-oo-oo-oo" of the hoot-owl.
She goes 'bout the lake doin' nothin' but hollerin' like a hoot-owl, and she don't have enough to eat.
The distant sound of a hoot-owl startled Flea from her tears.
The call of the hoot-owl was too familiar to the Coombeland men to deceive.