Thrill \Thrill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thrilled
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. thrillen, [thorn]irlen, [thorn]urlen, to
pierce; all probably fr. AS. [thorn]yrlian, [thorn]yrelian,
Fr. [thorn]yrel pierced; as a noun, a hole, fr. [thorn]urh
through; probably akin to D. drillen to drill, to bore.
[root]53. See Through
, and cf. Drill
to bore, Nostril
1. To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to
transfix; to drill. [Obs.]
He pierced through his chafed chest
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 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.
3. To hurl; to throw; to cast. [Obs.]
I'll thrill my javelin. --Heywood.