n.1.(Zool.) A young herring (Clupea harengus).
But our folk call them syle, and nought but syle,
And when they're grown, why then we call them herring.
- J. Ingelow.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
greatly polished our rude and homely manner of vulgar poesie from that it had been before, and for that cause may justly be said the first reformers of our English metre and syle. .
Couper brought the curtain down on a glittering seven-year career with the Claymores in great syle when he bagged his tenth touchdown and surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards.
He favors rigorous physicality and a nonnarrative syle that tells the story in big, evocative gestures.
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