• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Siling a. & n. from Sile to strain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n siling An instrument for throwing stones or bullets, consisting of a strap and two strings attached to it. The stone or bullet is lodged in the strap, and, the ends of the strings being held in the hand, the sling is whirled rapidly round in a circle, and the missile thrown by letting go one of the strings. The velocity with which the projectile is discharged is the same as that with which it is whirled round in a circle having the string for its radius. The sling was a very general instrument of war among the ancients. See sling-stone and staff-sling.
    • n siling A kind of hanging loop in which something, as a wounded limb, is supported: as, to have one's arm in a sling.
    • n siling A device for grasping and holding heavy articles, as casks, bales, etc., while being raised or lowered. A common form consists of a rope strap fitted securely round the object, but is frequently a chain with hooks at its ends, and a ring through which to pass the hook of the hoisting-rope (as shown in the figure of sling-dogs, under dog). Compare gun-sling, 1.
    • n siling A thong or strap, attached to a hand-firearm of any sort, to allow of its being carried over the shoulder or across the back: and usually adjustable with buckles or slides. See gunsling, 2.
    • n siling The chain or rope that suspends a yard or graff.
    • n siling A piece of artillery in use in the sixteenth century.
    • n siling A sweep or swing; a stroke as if of a missile cast from a sling.
    • n siling In a millstone, a swinging motion from side to side.
    • n siling In dynamics, a contrivance consisting of one pendulum hung to the end of another.
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In literature:

But gen'rous ene-mies may meet upon the neutral sile of private life, I think.
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
Mandalangan, also called Siling or Manobo Siring, is much like the Bagobo divinity of similar name.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Sile, you put that dipper in that milk agin, an' I'll whack you till your head'll swim!
"The Arena" by Various
Sile, you put that dipper in that milk agin, an' I'll whack you till your head'll swim!
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
Sile, you put that dipper in that milk agin, an' I'll whack you till your head'll swim!
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
If Sile had a-bin there he'd kerwollopsed.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
No more do th' original owners iv th' sile, they bein' kept movin' be th' polis.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
You were trying to dodge the ball, weren't you, Sile?
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
Hain't we got a State of our own and a code of Georgy laws that's printed on Georgy sile?
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
Sile, don't you gallop that horse of yours one rod.
"Two Arrows" by William O. Stoddard

In news:

Yi Siling Wins Games' First Gold Medal In Women's 10m Air Rifle .
Yi Siling of China is the winner of the first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics, having captured victory in the women's 10 meter air rifle final.
Residents in the Siles neighborhood of Lower Southampton, from Wood Road to Brook Avenue on the north side of East Bristol Road, were advised to boil all water.
This past spring, guerilla knitter Sile (Gaelic spelling for "Sheila") Convery led the stealth charge in making an eight-foot "T" cozy for the "THERE" part of Berkeley's "HERE/THERE" sculpture on Martin Luther King Jr Way.
Sile Maigari lost his sight to river blindness forty years ago.
Sile is one of the 300,000 who are already blinded by the disease in Africa.
Kenyan CUs Succeed Despite Unrest October 1, 2008 Editor's note: Watch WOCCU's Erick Sile explain Kenyan CU development and detail the post-election unrest that affected much of the country.

In science:

Siles Molina, Exchange Leavitt path algebras and stable rank, J.
The matrix type of purely infinite simple Leavitt path algebras
Siles Molina, Exchange Leavitt path algebras and stable rank, J.
Simple Lie algebras arising from Leavitt path algebras
Siles. A decision procedure for regular expression equivalence in type theory.
Kleene Algebra with Tests and Coq Tools for While Programs
Graph Algebras: Bridging the gap between analysis and algebra (Gonzalo Aranda Pino, Francesc Perera Dom`enech, and Mercedes Siles Molina, eds.), Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de M´alaga, M´alaga, Spain. A.
Classifying $C^*$-algebras with both finite and infinite subquotients