1. An abode or haunt of owls. Imp. Dict.
2. An owlish or owl-like character or habit. Man is by birth somewhat of an owl. Perhaps, too, of all the owleries that ever possessed him, the most owlish, if we consider it, is that of your actually existing Motive-Millwrights. Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, p. 152.
# " I realized that I didn't want to cease my 'night-owlery' because I didn't want to … er, stop being young. " — Through The Illusion
# " To sweep out pettifogging Attorneys, cancel improper Advocates, to regulate Fees; to war, in a calm but deadly manner, against pedantries, circumlocutions and the multiplied forms of stupidity, cupidity and human owlery in this department; -- and, on the whole, to realize from every Court, now and onwards, "A decision to all Lawsuits within a " — History of Friedrich II of Prussia — Volume 16
# " Not an owlery has that poor Maupertuis, in the struggle to be sublime (often nearly successful, but never once quite), happened to drop from him, but Voltaire picks it up; manipulates it, reduces it to the sublimely ridiculous; lodges it, in the form of burning dust, about the head of MON PRESIDENT. " — History of Friedrich II of Prussia — Volume 16
# " Not a sublime owlery can you drop, but it is manipulated, ground down, put in rifled cannon, comes back on you as tempests of burning dust. " " — History of Friedrich II of Prussia — Volume 16
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Owl"er*y (?), n.; pl. Owleries (). An abode or a haunt of owls.