skirling

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Verb[edit]

skirling

  1. Present participle of skirl.

Noun[edit]

skirling (plural skirlings)

  1. (UK, dialect) A small trout or salmon.
  2. (Northern England and Scotland) A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
    • Mrs J. H. Ewing
      When the skirling of the pipes cleft the air his cold eyes softened.

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