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sile

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

probably from Old Norse; compare Swedish and Norwegian dialect sila to pass through a strainer
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  • There was little danger of that, as Sile was soon to discover.

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    William O. Stoddard

  • It would not do to miss a shot then and there, and Sile lowered his rifle.

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    William O. Stoddard

  • "I shook all over at first," said Sile, walking a little nearer the bear.

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    William O. Stoddard

  • "Your mare is the ugliest in the lot," said Sile, recklessly.

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    William O. Stoddard

  • Sile had been strangely aware of that fact for some hours, and it had dazed him a little.

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    William O. Stoddard