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Skirl  v. t. & v. i.  To utter in a shrill tone; to scream. (Prov. Eng. & Scot.)

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"Skirl" Quotes from Famous Books

... o'er hearing— 260 Others with palms on high smote hurried strokes on the cymbal, Or from the polisht brass woke thin-toned tinkling music, While from the many there boomed and blared hoarse blast of the horn-trump, And with its horrid skirl loud shrilled the barbarous bag-pipe, Showing such varied forms, that richly-decorate couch-cloth 265 Folded in strait embrace the bedding drapery-veiled. This when the Thessalan youths had eyed with eager ...
— The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus • Caius Valerius Catullus

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