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skirling (plural skirlings)
- (Britain, dialect) A small trout or salmon.
- (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.