Skirling
Skirling Skirl"ing, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small trout or salmon; -- a name used loosely. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Skirling —    SKIRLING, a parish, in the county of Peebles, 2 miles (E. N. E.) from Biggar; containing 345 inhabitants, of whom 75 are in the village, and the remainder in the rural districts. This place, of which the name, in some ancient documents written …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Skirling — Skirl ing, n. A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] When the skirling of the pipes cleft the air his cold eyes softened. Mrs. J. H. Ewing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skirling — This interesting surname is of medieval Scottish origin, and is a locational name from Skirling, a village near the west border of Peeblesshire, Scotland. The placename was recorded as Scravelyn in 1275 and as Scravillyn in 1299, and is composed… …   Surnames reference

  • skirling — noun a) A small trout or salmon. ,When the skirling of the pipes cleft the air his cold eyes softened. Mrs. J. H. Ewing. b) A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl …   Wiktionary

  • skirling — /skerr ling/, n. Scot. and North Eng. the act of shrieking. [1775 85; SKIRL + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • skirling — skÉœrl /skɜːl n. sound of a bagpipe; shrill sound, high pitched noise v. play the bagpipe; produce a shrill sound, produce a high pitched noise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skirling — /skerr ling/, n. Scot. and North Eng. the act of shrieking. [1775 85; SKIRL + ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scarlan — This interesting surname is of medieval Scottish origin, and is a locational name from Skirling, a village near the west border of Peeblesshire, Scotland. The placename was recorded as Scravelyn in 1275 and as Scravillyn in 1299, and is composed… …   Surnames reference

  • Scarlin — This interesting surname is of medieval Scottish origin, and is a locational name from Skirling, a village near the west border of Peeblesshire, Scotland. The placename was recorded as Scravelyn in 1275 and as Scravillyn in 1299, and is composed… …   Surnames reference

  • Scarlon — This interesting surname is of medieval Scottish origin, and is a locational name from Skirling, a village near the west border of Peeblesshire, Scotland. The placename was recorded as Scravelyn in 1275 and as Scravillyn in 1299, and is composed… …   Surnames reference

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