Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as dindle.
  • To make a great noise.
  • n. A tremulous motion, especially with reverberation; a vibration; a thrill.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So with the greatest readiness he struck straight out behind and took Saunders what he himself called a "dinnle on the elbuck."

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • Ane aye thinks at the first dinnle o 'the sentence, they hae heart eneugh to die rather than bide out the sax weeks; but they aye bide the sax weeks out for a' that.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Ane aye thinks at the first dinnle o’ the sentence, they hae heart eneugh to die rather than bide out the sax weeks; but they aye bide the sax weeks out for a’ that.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "Weel, minister," said Saunders, penitently, "I ken brawly I'm i 'the wrang; but ye ken yersel', gin ye had gotten a dinnle i 'the elbuck that garred ye loup like a troot i' Luckie Mowatt's pool, or gin ye had cuttit yersel 'wi' yer ain razor, wad 'Effectual

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

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