sile









sile


sile verb

  1. (tr) Northern English dialect to pour with rain

Word Origin for sile probably from Old Norse; compare Swedish and Norwegian dialect sila to pass through a strainer Examples from the Web for sile Historical Examples of sile

  • “I shook all over at first,” said Sile, walking a little nearer the bear.

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    William O. Stoddard

  • There was little danger of that, as Sile was soon to discover.

    Two Arrows

    William O. Stoddard

  • It would not do to miss a shot then and there, and Sile lowered his rifle.

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    William O. Stoddard

  • “Your mare is the ugliest in the lot,” said Sile, recklessly.

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    William O. Stoddard

  • Sile’s eyes followed the pointing finger in vain for a moment.

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    William O. Stoddard

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