from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To thrill; to vibrate; to penetrate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To thrill.
- To vibrate or shake, especially with reverberation; tremble.
- n. A blow such as produces a tingling sensation or a quavering sound; the sensation or sound itself; vibration.
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He screwed the pipes and gart them skirl,Till roof and rafters a' did dirl.
So I swarmed up his coat, seized his dirk, and stifled his yawp, the while I tauld him the steel wad dirl in his gullet did he gie trouble.
Dirl it out, dirl it out, for Red Roland was first in the charge, and the cries
Thinks I, my carlie, her nabs 'ill lat you hear something the nicht that'll garr the lugs o' ye dirl.
It juist garrs my backbeen dirl, an 'I canna sit still.
Mr. Kloh came home for lunch, and while Dlorus sat on his lap in the living-room, and repeated that she had been a "bad, naughty, 'ittle dirl -- what did the fellows say at the mill?"
Lola saw bad boy Batster under dray bid tree fluttin 'wif dray bid dirl.
"Oh, tweetums tootums ickle dirl!" he heard the ravishing voice exclaim.
Weel, it wad appear that when he askit that, she gave a girn that fairly frichtit them that saw her, an 'they could hear her teeth play dirl thegether in her chafts; but there was naething for it but the ae way or the ither; an' Janet lifted up her hand and renounced the deil before them a '.
"You 's doin 'to have a new ittle sit-ter to-mowowday, if you 's a dood ittle dirl an does to seep nite an kick, you _ser-weet_ ittle Vildy Tummins!"