Crossword clues for cowan
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cowan \Cow"an\ (kou"an), n. [Cf. OF. couillon a coward, a cullion.] One who works as a mason without having served a regular apprenticeship. [Scot.]
Note: Among Freemasons, it is a cant term for pretender, interloper.
Etymology 2 alt. 1 A worker in unmortared stone; a stonemason who has not served an apprenticeship. 2 (context freemasonry English) A person who attempts to pass himself off as a Freemason without having experienced the rituals or going through the degrees. 3 (context slang English) A (l en sneak); an (l en inquisitive) or (l en pry prying) person. 4 (context in attributive use English) (l en uninitiated), (l en outside), “(l en profane)” n. 1 A worker in unmortared stone; a stonemason who has not served an apprenticeship. 2 (context freemasonry English) A person who attempts to pass himself off as a Freemason without having experienced the rituals or going through the degrees. 3 (context slang English) A (l en sneak); an (l en inquisitive) or (l en pry prying) person. 4 (context in attributive use English) (l en uninitiated), (l en outside), “(l en profane)” Etymology 3
n. (context Scottish obsolete rare English) A (l en fishing)-(l en boat).
Housing Units (2000): 803
Land area (2000): 1.976428 sq. miles (5.118926 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.976428 sq. miles (5.118926 sq. km)
FIPS code: 17700
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 35.166668 N, 86.011839 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 37318
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Cowan or Cowans may refer to:
Cowan is a surname. It is an anglicized form of the old Scottish Gaelic MacEoghain or MacEoin. Irish variants include MacOwen, MacCown, MacCone, MacKeown.
Notable people with the surname include:
- Andrew Cowan, former rally driver and rally team director
- Barry Cowan (broadcaster), journalist and broadcaster
- Barry Cowan (tennis), former tennis player
- Cathy A. Cowan, American economist and social scientist
- Charles Cowan (1801–1889), Scottish politician and papermaker
- Charles Cowan (cricketer) (1883–1958), Welsh-born English cricketer and naval officer
- Clyde Cowan, co-discoverer of the neutrino
- Darcy Rivers Warren Cowan, Australian medical practitioner
- David Tennant Cowan, British World War II general known as "Punch" Cowan
- Denys Cowan, American comic book artist and television producer
- Ed Cowan, Australian cricketer
- Edith Cowan, first female member of an Australian parliament
- Elliot Cowan, actor
- Ernest Cowan, Western Australian politician
- Glenn Cowan, American Table tennis player, involved in Ping Pong Diplomacy
- Hendy Cowan, Western Australian politician
- Henry Cowan, British politician
- Hugh Cowan, a former Canadian church minister, historian, author and editor
- James Alexander Cowan, son of Hugh Cowan, was a Canadian writer and a well known public relations consultant
- James Cowan (author), Australian author
- James Cowan (South Australian politician)
- Jeff Cowan, ice hockey player
- Jerome Cowan, actor
- Joe Cowan, American football player
- John Cowan, American soul music and progressive bluegrass vocalist and bass guitar player
- John Cowan (RAN officer), Australian navy officer
- John Cowan (sheriff), Lord Mayor of London
- John Cowan (South Australian politician)
- John Lancelot Cowan, South Australian politician
- John Macqueen Cowan (1892-1960), Scottish botanist
- Michael Cowan (born 1933), English cricketer
- Nelson Cowan, American researcher in psychology, specialized in working memory
- Patrick Cowan, American football player
- Ralph Cowan (1902–1990), Canadian politician
- Ralph Cowan (cricketer) (born 1960), English cricketer
- Ralph Cowan (footballer), Scottish footballer
- Reed Cowan, American journalist
- Richard Cowan (bass-baritone) (1957–2015), American operatic bass-baritone
- Richard Cowan (cannabis activist), a leader of NORML and proponent of the decriminalization of marijuana
- Richard Cowan (soldier), posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor
- Robert Cowan, Governor of Bombay from 1729 to 1734
- Samuel Cowan (born 1941), British general
- Thomas Cowan (South Australian politician)
- Thomas F. Cowan, New Jersey State Senator and Assemblyman
- Tim Cowan, American football player
- Tom Cowan (born 1969), Scottish footballer
- Tom Cowan (filmmaker) (born 1942), Australian filmmaker
- Walter Cowan (1871–1956), Royal Navy admiral who saw service in both WWI and WWII
- William "Mo" Cowan (born 1969), U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
Usage examples of "cowan".
Not twenty feet away, on the edge of the jetty was a man sworn to kill Cowan on sight.
As their footsteps receded down the jetty, Steve Cowan got to his feet.
Army Intelligence was secret and, because of strict orders, Cowan did not dare tell him.
He rolled over, and tipping his head back, Cowan looked around the cabin of the plane.
Moving with the slight swell of the water under the craft, Steve Cowan shifted until the ropes lay across the seam, and then, very slowly, he began to saw up and down.
Then, somehow, Cowan discovered he was free and began desperately to swim for shore with powerful strokes.
Yet despite these things, never before had Cowan seen a woman look so regal, so beautiful, so commanding.
He gestured at the body of a man which Cowan noticed, for the first time, lying in the shadows, near the wall.
Steve Cowan detected the resolution draining from her voice, and he saw how her eyes widened with horror.
In the same instant that Isola moved, Steve Cowan had plunged through the door.
Springing across the fallen chair, Cowan leaped to close quarters with the other man.
Yet moving through the blackness under the trees, Steve Cowan knew it would be a help rather than otherwise.
The guard, warned by some sixth sense, turned, and Cowan struck like a panther.
A man had come into the window by means of the vines, and Cowan recognized him at once.
When Cowan tried a flying tackle, Yosha met it with a smashing knee that knocked him rolling to the floor.