He did not imagine he would hear these skirling pipers again.
I could hear the skirling sword-clashes of the final fight to the death of the two Macks, Duff and Beth.
Very faint, from far in the distance, there is heard a skirling sound.
Police whistles were skirling around the house of Huang Chow.
She played absent-mindedly, her fingers skipping and skirling on the notes.
A' this time Mrs. Gourlay was skirling in her pains and praying to God she micht dee.
At last this word was given, and the procession began its march amidst the cheers of the people and a skirling of the pipes.
Scarlett came in a moment after and sniffed, with his nose in the air; then he walked to the pan in which the bacon was skirling.
He had not been many months engaged in his laborious work when he was solicited to remove to the parish of skirling, near Biggar.
And there would be a fiddler diddling his elbock in the chimney-side; and this thing had nae music but the skirling of the solans.
"to make a shrill sound," mid-15c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian skyrlaskrella "to shriek"), of imitative origin. In reference to bagpipes, it is attested by 1660s and now rarely used otherwise. As a noun 1510s from the verb.