/ (saɪl) /

  1. (tr) Northern English dialect to pour with rain

Origin of sile

probably from Old Norse; compare Swedish and Norwegian dialect sila to pass through a strainer

Words Nearby sile

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How to use sile in a sentence

  • The natur ov the sile around here is sandy, and pine trees, about half and half.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings | Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • sile resumed his coat, and sat down on a log—which was one of his best holds, by the way.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • The throw was a case of bad judgment as well as a wild heave, which even long-geared sile Crane could not reach.

  • Too bad abaout yeou poor fellers, sile Crane could not refrain from observing.

  • Yeoure so all-fired clever at sech things, said sile Crane, why dont yeou suggest a plan?