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Syle \Syle\, n. [See Sile a young herring.] (Zo["o]l.) A young herring ( Clupea harengus). [Also written sile.]

But our folk call them syle, and nought but syle, And when they're grown, why then we call them herring.
--J. Ingelow.


n. (alternative spelling of sile English)

Usage examples of "syle".

Syle explained that in ancient times drugged pythonesses lashed to platforms on top of these towers had searched for intimations of the future in the patterns of clouds and the flight of birds.