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  • "A flourish or twirl, esp. in handwriting."

    August 27, 2008

  • What are you citing, cb?

    August 27, 2008

  • According to the Urban Dictionary, a flying squirl occurs when a male spreads his scrotum, and jumps off an object in the house and onto his partner. Also, a website for collectibles.

    August 27, 2008

  • The visuals of this just crack me up!

    August 27, 2008

  • Whichbe: the OED. I'll go find it again... Here.

    "dial. and colloq.

    1843 J. BALLANTINE Gaberlunzie's Wallet ix. 212 Look at the lang turns o' his L's, and the squirls o' his B's; he's been weel brought up. 1922 Sunday at Home Oct. 59/2 ‘What a squiggly handwriting,’ she said... ‘They would not let us write that way at school. But when I am grown up I shall make lots of squirls.’ 1955 E. BOWEN World of Love iii. 58 They are simply signed with a squirl. 1971 H. R. LOYN Wulfstan MS. 22, S2 three times uses a distinctive squirl, rather like a reversed c, to show the end of a section before a blank half-line. 1979 PN Rev. 10 7/1 The anterior reinforcing board..has a similar but not identical configuration of interlaced and interlocking squirls."

    August 27, 2008