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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Definitions for skirr

  1. To go rapidly; fly; scurry.
  2. To go rapidly over.
  3. A grating or whirring sound.

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Citations for skirr
Looking up, he perceived, to his horror, the figure of a man which seemed to skirr along the surface of the water... Ambrose Marten, The Stanley Tales
If they'll do neither, we will come to them, and make them skirr away as swift as stones enforced from the old Assyrian slings. William Shakespeare, Henry V
Origin of skirr
1540-1550
Skirr is related to the word scour, which comes from the Old Norse word skur meaning "shower."
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