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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of thirl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having thirls or openings; specifically, having nostrils.

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Examples

  • Thurlestone takes its name from a 'thirled' or pierced rock, on the shore through which the waves have drilled an arch.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • I would hope for an independent Scotland that, created in the penetrating light of the 21st century, would be far more 'spread out' and less thirled to the dictates of an all pervasive establishment.

    Is the UK a country of Killjoys?

  • They might be incomers, but they were thirled to Gillesbeg all the same, as I found later on.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • The serpent, as a metaphor, was in practice as completely thirled to the indication of evil as leaven had been, but Jesus counselled his disciples to "be wise as serpents."

    The Parables of Our Lord

  • He was too much thirled to the Cleuch and tied to his wife's apron.

    The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

  • His son, dark like his father, who made his first diffident pilgrimages in the sunny close where the pigeons cooed, was not more thirled to English soil.

    The Path of the King

  • It's a strange thing that the saul of man should be thirled into his perishable body; but the minister saw that, an 'his heart didnae break.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • It's a strange thing that the saul of man should be that thirled into his perishable body; but the minister saw that, an 'his heart didnae break.

    Merry Men

  • He kens what's wanted, and if he's no thirled to the Elliotts and the Greys, he can vote as he thinks fit.

    Mr. Hogarth's Will

  • They predict economic catastrophe if we don't stay thirled to Westminster and Whitehall.

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