Prill

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prill (Mining) A nugget of virgin metal.
    • n Prill A stream.
    • Prill (Mining) Ore selected for excellence.
    • n Prill (Zoöl) The brill.
    • Prill The button of metal from an assay.
    • v. i Prill To flow. "Yet o'er that virtuous blush distreams a tear."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prill To flow with a murmuring sound; purl.
    • n prill A child's whirligig.
    • n prill A small stream of water.
    • prill To pierce.
    • n prill Same as brill.
    • n prill A small bit or quantity.
    • n prill In mining, the better parts of ore from which inferior pieces have been separated; a nugget of virgin metal.
    • n prill A button or globule of metal obtained by assaying a specimen of ore in the cupel.
    • prill To turn sour.
    • prill To get tipsy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prill pril (prov.) a very rich piece of ore.
    • v.i Prill pril (prov.) to grow sour: to become tipsy.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Brill

Usage


In news:

Sabrina Prill, 5, dances as Stella Henderson, 3, watches Wednesday at a noon concert in Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.
Jayden Prill gave it everything he had, as he competed in the shot put.
A cable and disks easily move a wide variety of products, including powders, chunks, flakes, pellets, prills, parts, shavings, crumbles, granules, fluff, regrind, and dust.
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