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thirl

[thurl] /θɜrl/
verb (used with object), British Dialect
1.
to pierce.
2.
to thrill.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English thirlen, Old English thyrlian, derivative of thyrel hole. See nostril
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British Dictionary definitions for thirl

thirl1

/θɜːl/
verb
1.
(transitive) (dialect)
  1. to bore or drill
  2. to thrill
Word Origin
Old English thyrelian, from thyrel hole; see nostril

thirl2

/θɪrl; θɜːl/
verb
1.
(transitive) (mainly Scot) to enslave; bind
Word Origin
C16: variant of earlier thrillthrall
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