nosethirl

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Etymology[edit]

From nose +‎ thirl. Compare nostril.

Noun[edit]

nosethirl (plural nosethirls)

  1. (now UK regional, archaic) A nostril.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.ix:
      proud Encelade, whose wide nosethrils burnd / With breathed flames, like to a furnace red [...].

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