birl \burl\, verb:
- To spin or cause to rotate.
- Chiefly Northern U.S. Lumbering. To cause (a floating log) to rotate rapidly by treading upon it.
- British. A. To move or rotate rapidly. B. Informal. To spend money freely. C. Informal. To gamble.
- British Informal. An attempt; a gamble.
Birl arose in the 1700s from an unknown origin. It may have been a combination of birr (meaning "force") and whirl.
- One who steps lightly on the floor in a second/third story apartment.
- One who sneaks into the neighbor's apartment through the patio door.
1. Dude, I had to be an "apartment ninja" just to go to the bathroom becuase the old lady downstairs likes to yell at me for noises...
2. Dude I think I just got owned by an "Apartment Ninja" because that's the third time my internet was on when I came home.
- 1883 - Thomas Edison's first village electric lighting system using overhead wires began operation in Roselle, NJ.
- 1957 - Johnny Cash made his first network TV appearance, on CBS' "Jackie Gleason Show."
- 1983 - Apple Lisa: the first Apple with a GUI and a mouse was announced; speedy (5 MHz) and robust (512 KiB RAM), it cost nearly $10,000
- 1988 - Metallica began recording their fourth full-length release, "And Justice For All."
- Guy Madison 1922
- Fritz Weaver 1926
- Robert MacNeil 1931
- Laurie London 1944
- Shelley Fabares 1944
- Dolly Parton 1946 - Singer
- Ann Compton 1947
- Harvard Hinsley 1948
- Robert Palmer 1949
- Dewey Bunnell (America) 1952
- Desi Arnaz Jr. 1953
- Katy Sagal 1956
- A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) 1978
- Jodie Sweetin 1982