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Cowan

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Term used by Witches for a non-Witch, someone who has not been initiated into the Old Religion. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a cowan is "uninitiated, outside, profane," and that the term is slang for a sneak, or an inquisitive or prying person. In Scotland a cowan was someone uninitiated into the secrets of Freemasonry.

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Cowan, of Ramsgate, Kent, appeared at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday where a judge ordered that a report was commissioned into her mental health.
Cowan has provided the highest quality service to its clients and developed unique capabilities to meet their needs over the last 25 years, said Cowan.
Recognition: Cowan is a member of the American Heart Association, the Southern Nursing Research Society, the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International, a honor society for nursing.
Edwards said that Cowan should have been acquitted or granted a retrial.
Cowan said it's only natural that members of Congress can't agree on every budgetary item, but added that there has to be room for compromise.
Cowan long ago completed his PGA training to become a full professional at Westerhope and, at 24th in the Europro Tour Order of Merit, ranks as the No 1 North East and Cumbria club professional.
Stating that the selectors were always eyeing the number three spot for him with Rogers coming into the squad, Cowan said that it was good for him to get some runs to nail down the spot, adding that things are still looking positive for him in terms of playing that first Test.
As the pair escaped Cowan shouted that he would fire the weapon if they were followed.
Installed as the 12th bishop of British Columbia in 2004, Cowan worked to transform the structures of the diocese, saying change was necessary in order for the church to be relevant.
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