noun British Dialect.
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Origin of pirn
Words nearby pirn
Example sentences from the Web for pirn
Na, he juist said he'd forgotten a pirn, or his cruizey lamp, or ony thing.A Window in Thrums|J. M. Barrie
I shall have a fine ravelled pirn to unwind, and may end by disgracing both the lassie and myself.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Thou art under watch and ward down at the pirn-mill of Marnhoul!The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett
Then were little children pirn-fillers, and such were taught to steal warily past the gate-keeper, concealing the bottle.Literary and General Lectures and Essays|Charles Kingsley
The first thing he saw was a half-finished reel of cotton—a pirn, he called it.Robert Falconer|George MacDonald