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cowl

1. the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
2. Aeronautics another word for cowling

Cowl

A metal cover fitted with louvers, often capable of rotating, fixed on a roof ventilator or chimney to improve the natural ventilation or draft.

cowl

A protective hood on a vertical pipe (such as a soil stack or vent pipe); used to exclude rain-water and snow.

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A covering surrounding the whole, or part, of an engine or a power unit installed on the aircraft. It is either hinged or other-wise removable. Cowls minimize drag and help cool the engine.
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Sacramento-based McClatchy and Cowles, owner of the Star Tribune, jointly announced the sale of Cowles Business Media Inc.
The trouble inherent, in using Cowles' financial data to come up with these multiples is that Cowles is not a pure newspaper company, unike the Globe and the Disney papers.
The Cowles family had just received an unexpected offer for the Register.
Cowles told a friend last night he never meant to hurt the singer's family and said: "I made a massive mistake - I think the world of them.
Andrew Cowles Stephen Gately's mum, Margaret, is angry about claims in a new book by his ex husband
Cowles has been with LGS and its legacy companies for a number of years and has more than 20 years of experience in telecoms, much of it focused on serving the US government, LGS said.
Former punk Reeves told how he had battered Mr Cowles, from Walsall, after finding him urinating on his lawn in the early hours of the morning.
Bulgarian Mr Dochev is believed to have accompanied Gately and Mr Cowles back to the apartment in the resort of Port Andratx in the early hours of Saturday after a night out.
Mr McGarahan then "suddenly and dramatically" collapsed after being punched in the head again by Ben Cowles.
subsidiary has, in its first year, done just under $1 million in sales, a number Cowles expects will grow substantially in the next three years.
William Hoffman, a former store clerk, was sentenced in October 1999 to life in prison without parole, plus 10 years, for using a claw hammer and a gun to ambush and murder Cowles on Aug.
Ms Cowles is most remembered as the founding editor of the revolutionary and much acclaimed magazine Flair.