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v. birled, birl·ing, birls
To cause (a floating log) to spin rapidly by rotating with the feet.
1. To participate in birling.
2. To spin.
A whirring noise; a hum.

[Blend of birr and whirl.]

birl′er n.
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someone who participates in spinning or twirling


archaic someone who pours alcoholic drink
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