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[dirl, durl]
verb (used without object) Scot.
  1. to vibrate; shake.
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Origin of dirl

First recorded in 1505–15; akin to drill1
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Examples from the Web for dirl

Historical Examples

  • And so she began to produce the dirl by turning the wheel and plying the thread.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 21

    Alexander Leighton

  • The fiercest joy of his life was the dirl that went up his arm as the steel thrilled to its own hard impact on the bone.

  • Ah, Lucky, ye would na hae tholed the dirl o' the dints o' my hammer as she did.

  • They never felt the raptures that can dirl like darts through a man's soul from a woman's e'e.