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When a batsmen faces 100 balls in an innings. Originates from the Australian batsmen Ed Cowan who is known for facing 100 balls often, but was unable to make a significant score
"Cowan has faced 100 balls now for his 29"
"That brings up his Cowan"
by Seriousmaker April 26, 2013
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An old English term adopted as a Masonic term for an outsider who listens secretly to the proceedings of a Masonic lodge outside a lodge building. synonym for eavesdropper
The duty of the tyler is to keep out all cowans and eavesdroppers in order to maintain the secrecy of the meeting.
by rbs2 April 30, 2009
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A commonly used word by Wiccans. A cowan is one who does not follow the religion of Wicca, in other words, they are not Wiccan.
Tom is not wiccan, therefore he is a cowan.
by Lynx_User58 June 05, 2005
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Cowan may seem like most normal everyday people, but they are not what they seem. They are actually members of a secretive and dangerous scientific cult known as 'The Unity'. The Unity focuses on using deception and mental powers to subdue their enemies, before killing them. Their standerd issue is a knife, made of quartz crystals, that can saw through bone and flesh.

A Cowan is The Unity's NOAs, (non-official agent) that are used for infiltration or protection missions. They are recruited for their talents as young as eight and are trained in the arts of deception, followed by mastering knife fighting.

A Cowan does not feel pain, as they can numb their senses. They can neutralize their hunger by just thinking of food. They do not feel cold and can survive in wintery climates for hours without proper attire.

A Cowan will at costs fulfill their mission, even at the expense of dying or killing their friends. Extremely competitive in nature, they tend to display strengths in science. They too have radical ideas on historical facts, event or figure like the Soviet Union or World War Two or Adolf Hitler.

A Cowan is extremely loyal to those who have earned it, so are they to their comrades.

A Cowan, is very hard to kill. The best thing that we can use is the power of love.
He is so dumb.

Don't underestimate him, he is a Cowan
by Spies in the Sky September 14, 2011
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Bald headed technical teacher. He's a cool guy. He has a dislike (or phobia) for hair so he shaves his all off.
Joke: Did ya get the Cow'in?
Should actually be a baldie. Usually with a Sharpy or Baldie in tow.
Quick!, lets go rub cowan's head for good luck. Aarrgh!, the reflection off of cowan's head blinded me! (lol)
by steve January 12, 2005
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The name given to incessant gloating (or people who incessantly gloat) about arbitrary events that have no bearing on real life
Example 1
Uninformed Guy: Who is that person who keeps talking about kicking a ball through a doorway?

Informed Individual: Oh we call him Cowan

Example 2
Guy: So i was talking to that guy and he pulled a cowan on me and kept talking about how he kicked a ball through a doorway
by generic722 July 15, 2010
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