Birr



force; energy; vigor.
emphasis in statement, speech, etc.
a whirring sound.
to move with or make a whirring sound.
a paper money, silver coin, and monetary unit of Ethiopia, equal to 100 cents: replaced the Ethiopian dollar in 1976.
Historical Examples

Ireland under the Tudors, Volume I (of II) Richard Bagwell
Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century Various
Amusing Prose Chap Books Various
Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker
The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker
Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum John Healy
The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various

verb
to make or cause to make a whirring sound
noun
a whirring sound
force, as of wind
vigour; energy
noun
the standard monetary unit of Ethiopia, divided into 100 cents

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