tirl|ing pin

tirl|ing pin
tirl|ing pin «TUR lihng»,
Scottish. a door knocker.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tirling-pin — tirlˈing pin noun 1. The pin of a door latch, rattled to seek admission (obsolete) 2. Now usu taken to mean a risp • • • Main Entry: ↑tirl * * * tirling, tirling pin see tirl v.3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tirl — I. ˈtərl transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: probably alteration (influenced by obsolete English tirve to tirl, from Middle English tirven) of Old English tearflian to turn, roll; akin to Old High German zerben to turn over, Old English… …   Useful english dictionary

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