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 for sile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sile \Sile\, n.
     1. A sieve with fine meshes. [Prov. Eng.]
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     2. Filth; sediment. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sile \Sile\, n. [Icel. s[imac]ld herring; akin to Sw. sill, Dan.
     sild. Cf. Sill the young of a herring.] (Zool.)
     A young or small herring. [Eng.] --Pennant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sile \Sile\, v. t. [Akin to Sw. sila to strain, sil sieve, G.
     sielen to draw away or lead off water. [root]151a. See
     Silt.]
     To strain, as fresh milk. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sile \Sile\, v. i.
     To drop; to flow; to fall. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Syle \Syle\, n. [See Sile a young herring.] (Zool.)
     A young herring ({Clupea harengus). [Also written sile.]
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           But our folk call them syle, and nought but syle,
           And when they're grown, why then we call them herring.
                                                    --J. Ingelow.
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