Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Very faint, from far in the distance, there is heard a skirling sound.

She played absent-mindedly, her fingers skipping and skirling on the notes.

Police whistles were skirling around the house of Huang Chow.

Scarlett came in a moment after and sniffed, with his nose in the air; then he walked to the pan in which the bacon was skirling.

At last this word was given, and the procession began its march amidst the cheers of the people and a skirling of the pipes.

He had not been many months engaged in his laborious work when he was solicited to remove to the parish of Skirling, near Biggar.

I could hear the skirling sword-clashes of the final fight to the death of the two Macks, Duff and Beth.

Yet this was to be seen yesterday afternoon when the pipes were skirling their martial strains, to the delight of all and sundry.

Out come his mither like a fury, skirling about her hoose, and her servants, and her weans.

A' this time Mrs. Gourlay was skirling in her pains and praying to God she micht dee.