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sile

/saɪl/
verb
1.
(transitive) (Northern English, dialect) to pour with rain
Word Origin
probably from Old Norse; compare Swedish and Norwegian dialect sila to pass through a strainer
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  • The tough rod bent, and sile gave a little line at first; but the trout made an up-stream rush and was guided to the shore.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • sile had been strangely aware of that fact for some hours, and it had dazed him a little.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • Arvilly looked happy to agin touch the sile of home, and be able, as she said, to “tend to her things.”

  • "Come," said Two Arrows to sile, after a few minutes of silent riding.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • Judge Parks carried a spy-glass as good as sile's and it was up instantly.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • sile's eyes followed the pointing finger in vain for a moment.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • There was that in his tone and face which indicated that in his opinion sile had more "eddication" than any man needed.

    The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller
  • sile thought he had never seen so proud looking a human being.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • sile saw his father shudder and turn pale, and then flush fiery red, while he described his encounter with the Apache.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • There was little danger of that, as sile was soon to discover.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard

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