Definition of Hirsel

1. to herd sheep [v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hirsel

hirings
hirling
hirlings
hirn
hirola
hirple
hirpled
hirples
hirpling
hirquine
hirrawem
hirrawems
hirrient
hirrients
hirs
hirsel (current term)
hirseled
hirself
hirseling
hirselled
hirselling
hirsels
hirsle
hirsled
hirsles
hirsling
hirstie
hirsute
hirsuteness
hirsutenesses

Literary usage of Hirsel

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1. Minstrelsy of the Merse: The Poets and Poetry of Berwickshire : a Country by William Shillinglaw Crockett (1893)
"As angels' breath thy zephyrs sweet ; And oh, the ecstasy, When greets the eye thy blushing walls The hirsel yet for me ! Elysian spot! while lasts a string ..."

2. Scottish Gardens: Being a Representative Selection of Different Types, Old by Herbert Maxwell (1908)
"... THE hirsel BERWICKSHIRE E'S awa to Birgham to buy bickers" is an ancient Border equivoque—how ancient, no man may say. ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"hirsel, the general sheep stock belonging to a hill stock- farmer. The shepherd's portion, grazed on the farm, as his pay for looking after the whole, ..."

4. The Hawick Tradition of 1514: The Town's Common Flag and Seal by R. S. Craig, Adam Laing (1898)
"They always turned off or aside and allowed the Town's hirsel to pass on, ... fled and gave place to the Town's hirsel in its progress thro' the Common, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"hirsel. a flock, a multitude; derived by Jamieson from the Teutonic ... hirsel, among shepherds, means to arrange or dispose the sheep in separate flocks, ..."

6. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop, Harry Haldane, Oliver Heslop (1894)
"hirsel, the general sheep stock belonging to a hill stock- farmer. The shepherd's portion, grazed on the farm, as his pay for looking after the whole, ..."

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