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warsle

or war·stle

[wahr-suh l]Chiefly Scot.
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verb (used with or without object), war·sled, war·sling, noun
  1. wrestle.

Origin of warsle

1300–50; Middle English; Old English *wǣrstlian, metathetic variant (compare wǣrstlīc of wrestling) of wrǣstlian to wrestle
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Examples from the Web for warsle

Historical Examples

  • Man, curate, can ye no contrive to warsle up the brae a bit?

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland

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