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tirl

[turl] /tɜrl/
noun
1.
a wheel, cam, or any revolving mechanism or piece of machinery.
2.
an allotted time for action that comes in rotation to each member of a group; turn.
verb (used with object)
3.
to rotate; turn; twirl.
verb (used without object)
4.
to make a rattling noise by spinning or revolving.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; metathetic variant of trill1
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