Birling



a game played by lumberjacks, in which each tries to balance longest on a floating log while rotating the log with the feet.
Chiefly Northern U.S. Lumbering. to cause (a floating log) to rotate rapidly by treading upon it.
British. to spin or cause to rotate.
Chiefly Northern U.S. Lumbering. to cause a floating log to rotate rapidly by treading on it.
British.

to move or rotate rapidly.
Informal. to spend money freely.
Informal. to gamble.

British Informal. an attempt; a gamble.
to pour (a drink) or pour a drink for.
to drink deeply; carouse.
Historical Examples

Americans All Various
Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated Sir Walter Scott

verb
(Scot) to spin; twirl
(US & Canadian) to cause (a floating log) to spin using the feet while standing on it, esp as a sport among lumberjacks
noun
a variant spelling of burl2
verb
(archaic, Scot) to ply (one’s guests, etc) with drink

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