Dirl

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i. & t Dirl To thrill; to vibrate; to penetrate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dirl To thrill.
    • dirl To vibrate or shake, especially with reverberation; tremble.
    • n dirl A blow such as produces a tingling sensation or a quavering sound; the sensation or sound itself; vibration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Dirl dirl (Scot.) to thrill, vibrate
    • n Dirl a vibration, a sensation of tingling as after a blow
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Drill Thrill

Usage

In literature:

Boys an' dirls all sin' chorus.
"Seventeen" by Booth Tarkington
The Maid, holding the girl Charlotte yet closer to her, smote her right hand on the table, so that it dirled, and the cups and dishes leaped.
"A Monk of Fife Being the chronicle written by Norman Leslie of Pitcullo, concerning marvellous deeds that befell in the realm of France, in the years of our redemption, MCCCCXXIX-XXXI. Now first done into English out of the French" by Andrew Lang
It dirled through my heart like a dart.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
It juist garrs my backbeen dirl, an' I canna sit still.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
The knock was obvious; it dirled the very roof of the house.
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
The thing is dirling in my blood.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
You don't like little dirls we'en they cwy, does you?
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
Sometimes you still think it's howwid to be a dirl.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Stevie wished she was a little brother, "'tause dirls ain't no dood," he said.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But I'th a big dirl, now!
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
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In poetry:

Sae waesome, sae saft, an' sae sweet was the strain,
That I kenn'd na if maist it was pleasure or pain
That moisten'd my een, an' dirled my heart,
But noo, whan I think on't, they baith had a pairt.
"Grannie's Tale: A Ballad o'Memorie" by Janet Hamilton

In science:

One author (K.S.) acknowledges the patient help of Professor Rainer Dirl with the quantum mechanics of spin; both authors acknowledge many discussions with Professor Anton Zeilinger.
Stronger-than-quantum correlations
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