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tirl

[ turl ]
/ tɜrl /
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noun
a wheel, cam, or any revolving mechanism or piece of machinery.
an allotted time for action that comes in rotation to each member of a group; turn.
verb (used with object)
to rotate; turn; twirl.
verb (used without object)
to make a rattling noise by spinning or revolving.
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Origin of tirl

First recorded in 1480–90; metathetic variant of trill1
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How to use tirl in a sentence

  • I was in somewhat of a hurry and I had not time to go round by the gate and tirl at the pin.

    Lochinvar|S. R. Crockett
  • Are not you,” said Mrs. Dods, opening her eyes a little as she spoke, “the ghaist of Francis Tirl?

    St. Ronan's Well|Sir Walter Scott
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