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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FIRSLE, v. To rustle (Kcb., Dmf., Uls. 1951).Dmf. 1810 R. H. Cromek Remains 285:
I heard something firsle like silk.
Kcb. 1893 Crockett Stickit Minister 76:
I could hear them firslin aboot the door.

[A variant of Fissle, with intrusive r, as in Firple.]

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