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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i. & t Dirl To thrill; to vibrate; to penetrate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dirl To thrill.
    • dirl To vibrate or shake, especially with reverberation; tremble.
    • n dirl A blow such as produces a tingling sensation or a quavering sound; the sensation or sound itself; vibration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Dirl dirl (Scot.) to thrill, vibrate
    • n Dirl a vibration, a sensation of tingling as after a blow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Drill Thrill


In literature:

Boys an' dirls all sin' chorus.
"Seventeen" by Booth Tarkington
The Maid, holding the girl Charlotte yet closer to her, smote her right hand on the table, so that it dirled, and the cups and dishes leaped.
"A Monk of Fife Being the chronicle written by Norman Leslie of Pitcullo, concerning marvellous deeds that befell in the realm of France, in the years of our redemption, MCCCCXXIX-XXXI. Now first done into English out of the French" by Andrew Lang
It dirled through my heart like a dart.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
It juist garrs my backbeen dirl, an' I canna sit still.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
The knock was obvious; it dirled the very roof of the house.
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
The thing is dirling in my blood.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
You don't like little dirls we'en they cwy, does you?
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
Sometimes you still think it's howwid to be a dirl.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Stevie wished she was a little brother, "'tause dirls ain't no dood," he said.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But I'th a big dirl, now!
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
The fiercest joy of his life was the dirl that went up his arm as the steel thrilled to its own hard impact on the bone.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
An elbuck dirl will lang play thirl.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
That's what new pa proposes to ma's 'ittle dirl.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
Ah, Lucky, ye would na hae tholed the dirl o' the dints o' my hammer as she did.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
I had e'en garred the guard o' my sword dirl again his ribs.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
The wild "dirling" sound of this scream checked her blood.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Put your ear to the ground, Mr. Dishart, and you'll hear the dirl o' their feet.
"The Little Minister" by J. M. Barrie
He gart my heart a' grue within me, and dirle as it had been bored wi' reid-het elsins.
"The Shepherd's Calendar" by James Hogg
And little dirls don't eat torn.
"Little Susy's Little Servants" by E. Prentiss
Ain't I a funny dirl?
"The Dorrance Domain" by Carolyn Wells

In poetry:

Sae waesome, sae saft, an' sae sweet was the strain,
That I kenn'd na if maist it was pleasure or pain
That moisten'd my een, an' dirled my heart,
But noo, whan I think on't, they baith had a pairt.
"Grannie's Tale: A Ballad o'Memorie" by Janet Hamilton

In science:

One author (K.S.) acknowledges the patient help of Professor Rainer Dirl with the quantum mechanics of spin; both authors acknowledge many discussions with Professor Anton Zeilinger.
Stronger-than-quantum correlations