THRILL, noun [See the Verb.] A drill.
1. A warbling. [See Trill.]
2. A breathing place or hole.
THRILL, verb transitive
1. To bore; to drill; to perforate by turning a gimblet or other similar instrument. [But in the literal sense, drill is now chiefly or wholly used. Spenser used it literally in the clause, 'with thrilling point of iron brand.']
2. To pierce; to penetrate; as something sharp.
The cruel word her tender heart so thrill'd,
That sudden cold did run through every vein
A servant that he bred, thrill'd with remorse.
THRILL, verb intransitive To pierce; to penetrate; as something sharp; particularly, to cause a tingling sensation that runs through the system with a slight shivering; as, a sharp sound thrills through the whole frame.
A faint cold fear thrills through my veins.
1. To feel a sharp shivering sensation running through the body.
To seek sweet safety out
In vaults and prisons; and to thrill and shake--