Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HUIZLE, v.1, intr. Also huz(z)le, ho(o)zle. To breathe noisily, to wheeze, e.g. as in hurrying (Rxb. 1825 Jam., 1923 Watson W.-B., Rxb. 1957). Ppl.adj. huzlin(g) (Bwk., Rxb. 1825 Jam.), hozlin (Uls.3 1930), wheezy, wheezing. [hø: zl] s.Sc. 1897  E. Hamilton Outlaws xi.:
It's awalt in the Ralston burn you'd hae found her huzling like an auld ewe.

[A s.Sc. variant of Whosle, q.v. See H, 6. (2).]

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