Skirr

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Skirr (Zoöl) A tern.
    • v. t Skirr To ramble over in order to clear; to scour.
    • v. i Skirr To scour; to scud; to run.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skirr A tern or sea-swallow.
    • skirr See scur.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Skirr skėr (Shak.) to ramble over, to scour
    • v.i Skirr to run in haste
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Scur Scurry

Usage

In literature:

The "skirr" caused by the vibration of its tail told it to be a rattle-snake.
"The Fatal Cord" by Mayne Reid
Its hiss, and the harsh "skirr-rr" of its rattles could be heard sounding at intervals as it was carried forward.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
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