to bore a hole, to drill. Lincoln. From the Anglo-Saxon, DHRYL, DHYREL, entrance ; DHIRLIAN, Belg. DRILLEN, to perforate.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • Thirl — Thirl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thirled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thirling}.] [See {Thrill}.] To bore; to drill or thrill. See {Thrill}. [Obs. or Prov.] [1913 Webster] That with a spear was thirled his breast bone. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thirl — [thʉrl] vt., vi. [ME thirlen < OE thyrlian, to bore < thyrel, hole < thurh,THROUGH] [Brit. Dial.] Brit. Dial. 1. to pierce; perforate 2. var. of THRILL …   English World dictionary

  • thirl — nose·thirl; thirl·age; thirl·ing; thirl; …   English syllables

  • thirl — [[t]θɜrl[/t]] v. t. thirled, thirl•ing. Brit. Dial. brit. to pierce • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE thyrlian, der. of thyrel hole, akin tothurh through; cf. nostril …   From formal English to slang

  • thirl — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thyrel, from thurh through more at through Date: before 12th century dialect hole, perforation, opening II. transitive verb Date: before 12th century dialect British …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thirl — /therrl/, v.t. Brit. Dial. 1. to pierce. 2. to thrill. [bef. 1000; ME thirlen, OE thyrlian, deriv. of thyrel hole. See NOSTRIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • thirl — noun /θɜːl/ A hole, aperture, especially a nostril …   Wiktionary

  • thirl — North Country (Newcastle) Words to pierce ro stab, to perforate, to bore …   English dialects glossary

  • thirl — I. ˈthər(.ə)l noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thyrel, from thurh through more at through dialect : hole …   Useful english dictionary

  • thirl|age — «THUR lihj», noun. in Scots and feudal law: a) a requirement that tenants have their grain ground at a certain mill. b) the charge for this grinding. ╂[alteration of obsolete thrillage bondage < thrill, verb, to hold as thrall < thrill,… …   Useful english dictionary

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