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Skirled
From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon


“Sometimes it seemed the keening of Highland pipes skirled through the howling winds.”

-Lord of Samarcand

1. skirl

[skərl]

VERB

1. (of bagpipes) make a shrill, wailing sound.

ORIGIN

late Middle English (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; ultimately imitative.

RELATED FORMS

skirled (past tense)

skirled (past participle)

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