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birl·ing

 (bûr′lĭng)
n.
A game of skill, especially among lumberjacks, in which two competitors try to balance on a floating log while spinning it with their feet. Also called logrolling.

birl•ing

(ˈbɜr lɪŋ)

n.
a competition for lumberjacks, in which each tries to balance on a floating log while rotating the log with the feet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.birling - rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)birling - rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
spin, twirl, twisting, whirl, twist - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
References in classic literature ?
Not long, ye would think, with men like Ardshiel in exile and men like the Red Fox sitting birling the wine and oppressing the poor at home.
Police tried to trace her husband, 57, and two boys, seven and 10, and were contacted by Sussex Police who found bodies of a man and two children at the foot of cliffs at Birling Gap, East Sussex, at around 5pm that day.
Police tried to trace her husband, 57 and two boys, seven and 10, and were contacted by Sussex Police who found bodies of a man and two children at the foot of cliffs at Birling Gap, East Sussex, at around 5pm that day.
Officers had been called by a member of the public who found a man and two children dead on the beach at the foot of cliffs at Birling Gap, in Eastbourne, East Sussex, shortly before 5pm.
The bodies of the 57-year-old and his boys, aged 10 and seven, were found at Birling Gap in Eastbourne, East Sussex, at around 5pm on Monday.
People along the shoreline from Eastbourne to Birling Gap, near Beachy Head, were advised to close windows and doors on Sunday, but have been told it is now safe to open them.
People on the cliffs at Birling Gap in Eastboune, Sussex, part of a stretch of coastline that was evacuated on Sunday
Summary: 'Haze' prompts evacuation of Birling Gap as dozens require hospital care and decontamination after suffering irritation to eyes and throats
Our politicians - birling in gales of baseless claims, blithe forecasts and bilious rancour - have said all they need to.
From west to east between Cuckmere Haven and Birling Gap you have Haven Brow, Short Brow, Rough Brow, Brass Point, Flagstaff Point, Flat Hill, Bally's Hill and Went Hill.
NATURE Taking in the Seven Sisters cliffs, Beachy Head and the Birling Gap, where Julia learns how the coast is eroding by about a metre each year.
At the next gate, take the right path to Birling Gap hamlet.