Dowle vs Downe - What's the difference?

dowle | downe |

As a noun dowle

is feathery or woolly down; filament of a feather.

As an adverb downe is


As a preposition downe is




Alternative forms

* dowl, doul


  • feathery or woolly down; filament of a feather
  • * 1610 , , act 3 scene 3
  • You fools! I and my fellows
    Are ministers of fate: the elements
    Of whom your swords are temper'd may as well
    Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs
    Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish
    One dowle that's in my plume; [...]
  • * , Notes on Godwin Foster and Hazlitt, at page 304 in the collected works' volume of 1864.
  • No feather, or dowle of a feather, but was heavy enough for him.



    Proper noun

  • Common variation of the spelling of the county Down in Ireland; also Downshire
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