Low"bell`\, n. [Low a flame + bell.]

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. --King.

2. A bell to be hung on the neck of a sheep.

A lowbell hung about a sheep's . . . neck. --Howell.
Webster's Revised


Low"bell`\, v. t. To frighten, as with a lowbell.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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