Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of small spool or bobbin for holding yarn or thread.

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Examples

  • She shrieked: not a frightened shriek, but a banshee skreel of rage.

    No Limits

  • The skreel of a hundred curlews arose from the gullies -- how I love their lonely wail!

    My Brilliant Career

  • At lang length t 'tune gat to be nobbut a shrike an' a skreel.

    More Tales of the Ridings

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