(Thrill), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thrilled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thrilling.] [OE. thrillen, þirlen, þurlen, to
pierce; all probably fr. AS. þyrlian, þyrelian, Fr. þyrel pierced; as a noun, a hole, fr. þurh through; probably
akin to D. drillen to drill, to bore. &radic53. See Through, and cf. Drill to bore, Nostril, Trill to trickle.]
1. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill. [Obs.]
He pierced through his chafed chestSpenser.
With thrilling point of deadly iron brand.
2. Hence, to affect, as if by something that pierces or pricks; to cause to have a shivering, throbbing,
tingling, or exquisite sensation; to pierce; to penetrate.
To bathe in flery floods, or to resideShak.
In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice.
Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the eader with sudden delight.M. Arnold.
The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled,Spenser.
That sudden cold did run through every vein.
3. To hurl; to throw; to cast. [Obs.]
I'll thrill my javelin.Heywood.
(Thrill), v. i.
1. To pierce, as something sharp; to penetrate; especially, to cause a tingling sensation that runs through
the system with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through the whole frame.
I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins.Shak.
2. To feel a sharp, shivering, tingling, or exquisite sensation, running through the body.
To seek sweet safety outShak.
In vaults and prisons, and to thrill and shake.
1. A drill. See 3d Drill, 1.
2. A sensation as of being thrilled; a tremulous excitement; as, a thrill of horror; a thrill of joy. Burns.
(Thrill"ant) a. Piercing; sharp; thrilling. [Obs.] "His thrillant spear." Spenser.
(Thrill"ing), a. Causing a thrill; causing tremulous excitement; deeply moving; as, a thrilling romance.
Thrill"ing*ly, adv. Thrill"ing*ness, n.
(Thring) v. t. & i. [imp. Throng ] [AS. þringan. See Throng.] To press, crowd, or throng. [Obs.]
(||Thrips) n. [L., a woodworm, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous small species of Thysanoptera,
especially those which attack useful plants, as the grain thrips (Thrips cerealium).
The term is also popularly applied to various other small injurious insects.