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1. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill. He pierced through his chafed chest With thrilling point of deadly iron brand. (Spenser)

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 reside In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice. (Shak) Vivid and picturesque turns of expression which thrill the eader with sudden delight. (M. Arnold) The cruel word her tender heart so thrilled, That sudden cold did run through every vein. (Spenser)

3. To hurl; to throw; to cast. I'll thrill my javelin. (Heywood)

Origin: OE. Thrillen, irlen, urlen, to pierce; all probably fr. AS. Yrlian, yrelian, Fr. Yrel pierced; as a noun, a hole, fr. Urh through; probably akin to D. Drillen to drill, to bore. 53. See Through, and cf. Drill to bore, Nostril, Trill to trickle.

A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.

Origin: AS. Yrel an aperture. See Thrill.

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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... desk when typing - that sets me off too! It can really stop my work rate as i sit there in a mild trance like state waiting for the next little thrill. I have trouble concentrating at work as my mind drifts off somewhere else when in a meeting - i now realise that this pleasurable effect can ...

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by Steviep1969
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... the squelchy sounds made by mud. Perhaps the common factor in all of these things is that they are mostly delicate sounds. A raging river doesn't thrill my ears nearly so much as a ponderous stream (or an oar pulling through still water). It is as if these sounds "tickle" the ear... ...

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by RhombusPiano
Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Re: Plant root cells

... happen if the "solution" around the roots were to be over-dilute. Sorry to not give a direct answer, but I wouldn't want to deny you the thrill of figuring it out. ;) If you still have trouble, post what you find about how roots absorb water and anything that confuses you, and we'll take ...

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by mamoru
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Plant root cells
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Stomach bloating and weight gain

... want to eat (providing an acidic environment at the time of the meal). The thought of swallowing a ph litmus paper and throwing it back up doesn't thrill me. Wonder how I could check the pH of my stomach. A question for my doctor friend.

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by kolean
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
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Re: Species vs Race?

... lotto tickets. It was a jest. We both generally despised the ruse. We sat at a 24hr diner and scratched them off. Later we recalled what a guilty thrill the whole thing was. There you go. It's not rational. Can't buy a thrill? Yes you can. If you're sufficiently repressed, you just have to be ...

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by geb
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Species vs Race?
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