- (tr) Northern English dialect to pour with rain
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.
It would not do to miss a shot then and there, and Sile lowered his rifle.
"I shook all over at first," said Sile, walking a little nearer the bear.
"Your mare is the ugliest in the lot," said Sile, recklessly.
Sile had been strangely aware of that fact for some hours, and it had dazed him a little.