- (tr) Northern English dialect to pour with rain
probably from Old Norse; compare Swedish and Norwegian dialect sila to pass through a strainer
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"I shook all over at first," said Sile, walking a little nearer the bear.
There was little danger of that, as Sile was soon to discover.
It would not do to miss a shot then and there, and Sile lowered his rifle.
Sile's eyes followed the pointing finger in vain for a moment.
He took the lead at once, but it seemed to Sile that he was going in the wrong direction.