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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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Cowls Building Supply's start in 1741 was a time when the U.S.
Through tectonic political and economic changes, technological advances and the daily challenges of operating a home improvement business, members of the families who have operated Cowls and Tinsman discuss how history has shaped their businesses, day by day, century by century.
A supervisor could have marked the redundant flue pipes to ensure the correct cowls were removed and flue pipes blocked up.
Liven up your knits with some fringe to add a bohemian look to cowls, scarves, or bags, or simply choose an unexpected combination of colors in your next project for an easy way to get a completely different style.
Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR), a supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defence industry, has been given FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its lightweight and durable fan cowl design, for V2500-A5 engine nacelles.
By removing the revolving stainless steel cowl and replacing it with flame-shaped sheets, slotted together, which only need to be slightly bent to catch the wind, we would have a cheap to make, maintenance free, permanent Millennium Flame.
To prevent this terrible suffering, we should have cowls fitted to our chimney pots because naturally animals and birds will seek out nesting places in chimney spaces and in the winter find nice warm spots.
The top and rear cowls are molded of 33 percent glass-filled nylon, providing stiffness and strength.
So within this known brief the design team began to model, simulate and refine the composition of the skylight components: a static element that comprised a precast cylinder know as a 'Cannon' (incorporating collapsible interstitial dim-out and black-out shading layers), a clear glass envelope, and a sculptural GRP shading cowl. While early computer models and seasonal animations demonstrated that the final composition met both the architect's visual criteria and the technical lighting specification, when the architect started to distort the perimeter shading cowls to integrate them with the cladding on the elevation, a second condition was highlighted that needed further analysis.
If you are more of a traditionalist and prefer scarves and cowls, we have several in this issue to pique your fancy.
Decks and cowls provide solar shading and doors are designed with integral high level hopper vents for secure night-time cooling.
Headgear RACING POST cards, form & results indicate the following headgear: b=blinkers: head garment with holes for eyes and ears, one or both eyeholes being fitted with cowls cutting out all vision to the rear but permitting full forward vision; v=visor: one or both cowls have holes permitting limited side or rear vision; h=hood: earcovers only; e/c=eyecover: one eye only fully covered; e/s=eyeshield: mesh or other transparent material instead of cowls; p=sheepskin cheekpiece; t=tongue-strap.