Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday May 30, 2012
1. To go rapidly; fly; scurry.
2. To go rapidly over.
1. A grating or whirring sound.
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
Skirr is related to the word scour, which comes from the Old Norse word skur meaning "shower."