"cowling" in the noun sense
1. hood, bonnet, cowl, cowling
protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
"there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"
"the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
"cowling" in the verb sense
cover with or as with a cowl
"cowl the boys and veil the girls"
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